Friday, January 14, 2011

New York World's Fair, 1939

1939 World's Fair

Postmarked 20 August 1940
New York, NY

Postcard Caption:
GENERAL VIEW OF CONSTITUTION MALL, GOVERNMENT AREA AND THEME CENTER, NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939 Constitution Mall, leading from the Trylon and Perisphere to the Lagoon of the Nations which just precedes the Government Area, is surrounded by many of the fair's most impressive exhibit buildings. This beautiful esplanade is handsomely landscaped, contains lagoons, water-falls, and fountains, as well as many great statues.
Message:
Taking a little swing around the East. Quite a bit of -- ----- and plenty of rains. Will be back by Monday night. Regards, ---
Thanks to Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday! 


6 comments:

Terry said...

Howdy Aimee
Happy PFF to you and Walter :)
Love your postcard for today .
Thank you for sharing both the front and back
of this really cool postcard !
I just adore the graphics on
the old linen cards .
It must have been so amazing to have lived and visited New York during this time in history.
That is one of the many awesome things about vintage postcards we get a view of history from someone who was there !
Have a marvelous rest of the weekend .
Until next time
Happy Trails

Snap said...

Great linen card and it's so much fun to read the messages and wonder about relationships! Happy PFF!

Postcardy said...

That's a nice view of the fair. I collect exposition postcards, mainly those from the Century of Progress in Chicago.

Dorincard said...

Cool card!
"Quite a bit of (wearie/weary/wary ?) sentiment?
We should brainstorm to solve this graphologic mystery1 :)

Sheila said...

A great map-like card. Like Dorin, I'd guess the second word is sentiment but the other remains a mystery.

MuseSwings said...

People should know that we post their 60 to 100 year old cards every Friday and make more of an effort with their handwriting. I'll have to work on that "weenie sediment" or whatever he said and see if I can figure it out.

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