New York World's Fair Salt and Pepper Shakers, 1939-1940

Summary

Souvenirs from world's fairs reflected themes or motifs of those fairs. This salt and pepper shaker set is based on the Trylon and Perisphere from the New York World's Fair, 1939-40. This pair of buildings symbolized the fair's utopian theme, "Building the World of Tomorrow." Purchasing souvenirs helped visitors remember and relive their trip.

Souvenirs from world's fairs reflected themes or motifs of those fairs. This salt and pepper shaker set is based on the Trylon and Perisphere from the New York World's Fair, 1939-40. This pair of buildings symbolized the fair's utopian theme, "Building the World of Tomorrow." Purchasing souvenirs helped visitors remember and relive their trip.

Artifact

Salt and pepper set

Date Made

1939-1940

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

88.329.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Helena H. Evans.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)

Color

Orange (Color)
Blue
Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 3.6 in

Width: 3 in

Length: 1.8 in

Inscriptions

In gold type on rounded side of blue base: NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR

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