I have seen the future

The finding aid for the records of the 1939/40 New York World's Fair is finally online!!! All 685 pages of it. Also, 12,000 photographs from the records are being digitalized and will be available for viewing on the Digital Gallery. The photographs are organized in an A-Z run by subject and so far only a few of the A's are up. You can view such exciting photographs as Donald Ackerman dressed up like Satan, purchasing a ticket for the fair. I am consistently surprised at how completely weird people were in 1939/1940!

And for more Worlds Fair fun, click the link below to watch a video about the collection.

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