40 Original Colour Photos of the 1939 New York World’s Fair…


People visit the Trylon and Perisphere at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Inside the Perisphere was a diorama of a futuristic utopian city named Democracity. After viewing, visitors would leave by descending a long spiral walkway named the Helicline

The Lucky Strike Cigarettes and Wonderbread buildings are shown illuminated at the 1939 World’s Fair. (Photo by © Peter Campbell/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

The Life Savers Candy Parachute Jump. Adults paid 40 cents a trip; children paid 25 cents. After the fair, the ride was moved to Coney Island, where it operated on and off until the 1960s. Now closed, the supporting structure still stands there today,

The Electric Utilities Pavilion. Electrification was a major theme throughout the fair.

A row of statues leads to the Perisphere and Trylon.

A large crowd in front of the General Motors Pavilion.