The Second Largest World’s Fair of All Time

Submitted by the Archives Cat

The New York World's Fair 1939-1940 from Northeast Historic Film on Vimeo.

1,216 acres of ash dump reclaimed by Robert Moses in Queens, NY. “The eyes of the Fair are on the future — not in the sense of peering toward the unknown nor attempting to foretell the events of tomorrow and the shape of things to come, but in the sense of presenting a new and clearer view of today....” Cyrus Pinkham, the filmmaker, shot these bucolic scenes of technology and automobiles, ducks and tourists, on a Bell and Howell.

From the Cyrus Pinkham Collection, Northeast Historic Film.