Miss Helen Steadman of the Social Register models a black-and-white silk striped evening gown by Bergdorf Goodman.

 
 

Mithrana by Albert Stewart, sculpted in high relief above the main entrance to the Administration Building.

 
 

Babe Ruth's handwritten signature was reproduced on paper baseballs that were thrown into parade crowds.

 
 
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The Armes family raises the Maine flag in front of their model home.

 
 

“Typical American Family” selectee Mrs. Ann E. Lewis and her brood of five enjoy a box lunch under the helicline.

 
 

GM’s Futurama looked towards a gleaming, car-fueled future. The ID at left corresponds to our NYPL.org Digital Gallery.

 
 

RCA and NBC introduced television into the living rooms of America from the Fair.

 
 
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One of hundreds of photos, this shows opening day of the 1939 Fair, attended by more than 200,000 people.

 
 
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Babe Ruth times a boy running the bases. See more baseball legends in “Take Us Out to the Ballgame!”

 
 
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In 1940, “Hello Folks” was projected onto the Perisphere. Read “A New Season, a New Theme” to learn why.

 
 
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