The New York World’s Fair in 1939 was an historic event attended by 44 million people and left an indelible impression for generations. Set in a portfolio package, MAP OF THE NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR 1939 is a beautiful reproduction of the original souvenir map for today’s armchair travelers.
Designed for a time before contemporary schematic maps that get us quickly from place to place, this map comes from an era of cartography when maps mixed aesthetics, design and visual expression. They were “Windows on the world” that helped the traveler IMAGINE the far-away place in an age before TV and MAPS were a keepsake to entertain the folks back at home. This unique double-sided Map of the New York World’s Fair in 1939 is a detailed guide to transportation to all five boroughs and illustrated to note “High Spots” that every visitor should see like the Empire State Building, The Museum of Natural History, a map of the theatre district and motion picture theaters, plus the legendary and now long-gone Ebbets Field baseball field, Roosevelt Field air field where Charles Lindburgh took off, and includes hotel advertisements at the 1939 price of $7 a night!
The map is folded within a sleeve in a keepsake portfolio package which features an authentic period cover and an explanation of the map’s historical significance.