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The New York Times World's Fair Section (The New York Times, March 5, 1939, Section 8) New York World's Fair: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Washington's Inauguration


Published by The New York Times Company, New York, 1939
Condition: Good Soft cover

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Large folio (11 1/4" x 15 1/2"). Rare "New York Times, New York World's Fair" special issue in magazine format. 72pp. Original color-illustrated wraps. "The World of Tomorrow: A series of articles designed to illuminate the themes of the World's fair and, in addition, to appraise the whole field of man's major endeavors - in short, to give a picture of life in the future." Contents divided into five sections: 1) The Fair and it's Theme: a) World of Tomorrow, by H. G. Wells. b) The Four Freedoms, by Nicholas Murray Butler. c) 1789-1939: A Nation Rises, by James Truslow Adams. 2) This Machine Age: a) Machines as Ministers to Man, by Henry Ford. b) The Goal of Science, by Arthur H. Compton. c) A New Day for the Farm, by Henry Wallace. d) America's Vast Manpower, by Frances Perkins. e) Might of the Speeding Word, by David Sarnoff. f) Wheels, Keels and Wings, by Charles F. Kettering. 3) World, Nation, State, City: a) World of Undying Hope, by Anne O'Hare McCormick. b) Foundations of the Nation, by Arthur Krock. c) Our Varied but United States, by William Allen White. d) The City of Tomorrow. 4) Life and Living: a) Life's Challenge, by Dorothy Canfield. b) Faith for Groping Man, by Harry Emerson Fosdick. c) Building a Better Society, by William F. Ogburn. d) Vital Education, by Robert M. Hutchins. e) Woman's Role, by Virginia C. Gildersleeve. f) Tomorrow's Children, by Katharine F. Lenroot. g) New Health for a New Age, by Thomas Parran Jr. 5) The March of the Arts: a) The Power of the Theatre, by Brooks Atkinson. b) Soaring Music, by Serge Koussevitzky. c) Art That Lives, by W. H. Valentiner. The 1939 New York World's Fair was the second largest American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis' Louisiana Purchase Expedition of 1904. Many countries participated in it, and over 44 million people attended its exhibits. The world's fair was the first exhibition to be based on the future, with an opening slogan of "Dawn of a New Day", which allowed visitors to take a look at "the world of tomorrow." Profusely illustrated with color reproductions of drawings, b/w reproductions of photographs & drawings, as well as b/w photographic reproductions of various work by artists such as Howard Pyle, Francis Scott Bradford, Dudley V. Talcott, William Tefft Schwarz, Andre Durenceau, John Gregory, J. Scott Williams, Augusta Savage, and others. Advertisements throughout. Wraps held together with clear tape across spine, pages separated from wrappers. Creasing and some tearing along spine. Some age toning to outer edges of interior pages. Small closed tears to edges of few leaves. Page 3 loose but present. Wrappers in overall good, interior in good+ condition. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 27388

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Title: The New York Times World's Fair Section (The...

Publisher: The New York Times Company, New York

Publication Date: 1939

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Good

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