A view taken from the side of one of the many lagoons at the New York World’s Fair, July 7, 1939 (AP)
View of the World’s Fair, New York City at night, September 15, 1939 (Library of Congress)
View of the Soviet pavilion at the 1939 New York World’s Fair (AP)
View of the Consolidated Edison’s fountains at the New York World’s Fair, June 24, 1939 (Library of Congress)
A guide points to the New York World’s Fair, February 22, 1939 (AP)
The eyes of the Fair are on the future — not in the sense of peering toward the unknown nor attempting to foretell the events of tomorrow and the shape of things to come, but in the sense of presenting a new and clearer view of today in preparation for tomorrow; a view of the forces and ideas that prevail as well as the machines.
From the official 1939 New York World’s Fair pamphlet.