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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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Fevereiro 14 2009

 

47 - W   Constitution Mall, 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:

 

"This picture shows Constitution Mall, a 2,000-foot esplanade lined with 250 trees and hundreds of benches arranged alongside five lagoons. The latter form setting for groups of sculptured symbolical figures, the huge portrait statue of George Washington at his inauguration, the largest Sun Dial in the world, and, at top the Perisphere, largest ball ever constructed by mankind, and the Trylon, a 65-story triangular shaft. About 25 of the largest exhibit buildings face upon the tree-lined area."

 

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Fevereiro 14 2009

 

21 - W   The General Electric 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 exhibit building features three general sections, one devoted to product display, one having a 'House of Magic' auditorium, and Steinmetz Hall, in which 10 million volts of artificial lightning will be generated and discharged in spectacular fashion for Fair visitors. Voorhees, Gmelin and Walker are the architects."

 

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Fevereiro 14 2009

 

22 - W   Palestine Exhibits Buiding, 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:

 

"This pavilion, built about a patio reminiscent of the age-old Mediterranean tradition, houses an exhibit of the concrete achievements of the Jewish people in the rebuilding of their National Home. El-Hanani is the architect."

 

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Fevereiro 14 2009

 

18 - W   Gas Exhibits Building, 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:

 

"The Gas Exhibits Building is based on architectural plans by Skidmore & Owings, John Moss, Associate. The building, 460 feet long, occupies a plot of 87,042 feet in the Community Interests zone. The main entrance, featuring four 90-foot pylons, lead into a wide circular 'Court of Flame'. More than one hundred gas companies participating."

 

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