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Fevereiro 15 2009

 

44W   How the New York World's Fair Looks, from the Painting by John Wenrich

Bilhete postal oficial editado em 1939 por Frank E. Cooper, 258 Broadway, New York, N. Y., e impresso por Curtteich & Co., Chicago.

 

No verso, entre outras informações, encontra-se o seguinte texto:

 

"This picture embraces about one-third of the 1,216 ½ acre site, including the main exhibit area, part of the government area, (upper left) and a segment of amusement area (upper right). Dominating the scene is the 18-story 'Perisphere' and the 700-foot 'Trylon' at the Theme Center."

 

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Fevereiro 15 2009

 

61 - W   The Textile Building   New York World's Fair 1939

Bilhete postal oficial editado em 1939 por Frank E. Cooper, 258 Broadway, New York, N. Y., e impresso por Curtteich & Co., Chicago.

 

No verso, entre outras informações, encontra-se o seguinte texto:

 

"Covering an acre and a half of ground adjacent to the Long Island Railroad and two Fair entrances, this modern structure will contains displays of fabrics, patterns and textile machinery. The end wall of the 'fin' will be used as a screen on which five-minute movies will be  flashed."

 

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Fevereiro 15 2009

 

50W   The Marine Transportation Hall, New York World's Fair

Bilhete postal oficial editado em 1939 por Frank E. Cooper, 258 Broadway, New York, N. Y., e impresso por Curtteich & Co., Chicago.

 

No verso, entre outras informações, encontra-se o seguinte texto:

 

"Twin ship prows, each 80 feet high (30 feet higher than the nose of the Normandie), give a nautical flavor to the main entrance. Sea effect is further enhanced by boat decks, 150-foot masts and large basin for display of yachts and cruisers. Architects of the building were Ely Jacques Kahn, William Mushenheim and Morrison J. Brounn."

 

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Fevereiro 15 2009

 

23 - W   The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company Building, New York World's Fair 1939

Bilhete postal oficial editado em 1939 por Frank E. Cooper, 258 Broadway, New York, N. Y., e impresso por Curtteich & Co., Chicago.

 

No verso, entre outras informações, encontra-se o seguinte texto:

 

"The Firestone Building is a striking example of modern architecture, with a great rotunda entrance surmounted by a brilliantly lighted  fin, towering 100 feet  in the air. It houses a modern tire factory, producing a finished tire every four minutes. Featuring the exhibit is an extensive farmstead which highlights the many and important uses of rubber on the farm. G. W. McLaughlin is the designer. C. D. Smith and Wilbur Watson and Assoc. are the architects."

 

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