New York World's Fair Souvenir Dish, 1939-1940

Summary

The 1939-40 New York World's Fair encouraged a depression-weary public that the future would be rosy. Souvenirs often reflected the exposition's utopian "Building the World of Tomorrow" theme. This aluminum nut dish in the shape of a playing card suit depicts the fair's futuristic architectural icons, the Trylon and Perisphere.

The 1939-40 New York World's Fair encouraged a depression-weary public that the future would be rosy. Souvenirs often reflected the exposition's utopian "Building the World of Tomorrow" theme. This aluminum nut dish in the shape of a playing card suit depicts the fair's futuristic architectural icons, the Trylon and Perisphere.

Artifact

Dish (Vessel for food)

Date Made

1939-1940

Subject Date

1939-1940

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2005.121.148

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Constance & James Levi.

Material

Aluminum (Metal)

Dimensions

Height: 0.75 in

Width: 3.25 in

Length: 3.625 in

Inscriptions

inside bowl of dish: 1939 / NEW YORK / WORLD'S FAIR

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