Friday, July 18, 2014

1939 World's Fairs

This year is the 75th anniversary of two important world's fairs (expositions) held in the U. S. One was held in San Francisco and the other in New York. Both fairs were held a second year in 1940. To celebrate the 75th anniversary, I am going to feature postcards from these fairs on my blog on Fridays.

The San Francisco fair was called the Golden Gate International Exposition and was held on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. It celebrated the completion of San Francisco's two large new bridges--the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (opened in 1936) and the Golden Gate Bridge (opened in 1937).

The 1939–40 New York World's Fair was held at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the1964–1965 New York World's Fair). This exposition was based on the future, allowing visitors to view "the world of tomorrow."

Look for more World's Fair Postcards on the Postcardy Blog on Fridays.

To view past World's Fair posts, click here or on the exposition label.

1 comment:

  1. My daughter loves postcards. She even has a blog about them, just like you. I love these postcards--especially the first one. I was born in 1939!


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