1939 New York World's Fair

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Y/M/D Description Place
1938/00/00 Kenneth Lynch and Sons "World's Fair Bench", iconic bench with circular arms found in New York City's Parks, was finalized by Robert Moses and Kenneth Lynch to maximize comfort and to take advantage of manufacturing processes.
1939/00/00 Built as the New York City Building, designed by Aymer Embury III Queens Museum of Art, New York City
1939/00/00 The Belgian Friendship Building is built as the Belgium exhibition hall for the NY World's Fair. Designed by Belgian architects Victor Bourgeois and Leon Stynen under Henry van de Velde, it is an early example of Modernist architecture in the US. Belgian Building, Richmond
1939/00/00 Design grounds for New York World's Fair 1939 New York World's Fair Grounds, New York City
1939/00/00 Pierre Cartier participates in the creation of the "Maison de Bijoux" exhibit at the New York World's Fair where jewelers will showcase about 5 million dollars in gems.
1939/00/00 Ralls County Courthouse achieves national attention when its facade is chosen as the model for the Missouri buildings at the World's Fair in New York and the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco. Ralls County Courthouse and Jail-Sheriff's House, New London
1939/00/00 Parachute Jump is constructed as a ride, sponsored by Life Savers, for the New York World's Fair. Parachute Jump, New York City
1939/03/25 William Crooks locomotive steams on the Erie Railroad tracks a mile south of Callicoon in Sulivan County, New York, en route to the 1939 New York World's Fair. William Crooks Locomotive, Duluth, MN
1939/04/30 Opening Day Ceremony 1939 New York World's Fair Grounds, New York City
1939/05/00 Paramount Modular Concepts serves burgers at New York World's Fair from their "Diner of the Future". White Manna, Jersey City, Jersey City
1939/05/00 Touted as its largest deluxe model, Jerry O'Mahony exhibits a diner at the New York World's Fair featuring chrome glass, green Italian Marble countertops, Tiffany glass clerestory windows in a monitor style roof and quarry tiled floor. O'Mahony Dining Car No 1107, Oakley
1939/05/00 At the New York World's Fair, the Magna Carta is displayed in a case in the British Pavilion (lost).
1939/06/06 Korczak Ziolkowski's marble bust of Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski is awarded first prize at the New YorkWorld's Fair.
1939/06/10 The British Royal party, fair dignitaries and government officials enjoy an American Menu lunch in the Federal Building. The cost of the meal is $1.50 per plate, but the wines are gifts. 1939 New York World's Fair Grounds, New York City
1939/10/00 The Middleton Family tour the Westinghouse Building where they explore a Time Capsule, a television display, the Playground of Science, the Junior Science Hall, the Hall of Power, the Hall of Electrical Living. 1939 New York World's Fair Grounds, New York City
1940/00/00 Pennsylvania Railroad Exhibit New York World's Fair 1939-1940 Consolidation Freight Locomotive No 1187, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
1940/00/00 Sir Nevile Wilkinson exhibits Titania's Palace at the Children's World as a fund raiser. He designed and built the 16 room dollhouse for his miniature art collection. In the library, the postage stamp size books were printed in France in the 1800s. 1939 New York World's Fair Grounds, New York City
1940/06/14 Born premature in the summer of 1939, Kathryn Ashe graduates from Martin Couney's Baby Incubator Institute exhibit at the New York World's Fair. Unable to afford Cornell University's NY Hospital, Couney had sent his incubator ambulance to pick her up. 1939 New York World's Fair Grounds, New York City
1940/07/23 Negro Week opens with a speech by W E B Du Bois. The week featurs dance recitals, religious services, guest speakers, choral and symphonic music, and exhibitions, along with a Hall of Fame Wall, listing outstanding black men and women in American history. 1939 New York World's Fair Grounds, New York City

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Area of Significance: World's Expositions

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