From April 22, 1964 until October 17, 1965 a very special world existed. Dozens of colorful pavilions entertained visitors from around the world with demonstrations of amazing new technologies said to be just around the corner. The short two year life of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair may have ended, but for many of us the memories live on. Unfortunately, without a time machine you can't head back to those exciting days in Flushing Meadows - or can you?
Until someone does unveil a time machine, you can take a trip down memory lane through this collection of photos from the Fair. This is the largest collection of photos from the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair available anywhere.
Sit back and enjoy a look back at many of the popular pavilions and shows of the Fair. Sample photos from the CD collection are presented here for your enjoyment along with information on each pavilion and show.
Released in 2004 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fair, this book is a collection of vintage and modern photographs that celebrate the creation, life and legacy of the Fair. I am proud to have co-written it with Bill Young, creator of the popular www.nywf64.com website.
The success of the 2004 book led to this sequel, released in 2008. While the first volume provided a general overview of the Fair, there just wasn't enough room to tell the whole story. This volume looks at how the Fair was conceived and built, changes made over the years, the demolition process and where remnants can be found today.
I'm thrilled that Arcadia asked us to write the first book in their new color series "Images of Modern America." The first two books were a lot of fun, but it hurt having to convert the photos into black-and-white. Happily this new book is in color, featuring completely different photos than the earlier volumes. It was released on January 20, 2014.
Back again for another year, this calendar features all-new images from the Fair. Ordering after January? No problem - you can pick your starting month and enjoy 12 colorful images of the Fair. Click on the calendar to order directly from Cafepress.com.
Collect postcards from the Fair? If you do, then you need this detailed (40+ pages) checklist of all of the cards from the Fair. It includes the official Dexter cards, unofficial Plastichrome and others, give-aways and more, with detailed information on variants, publishers, etc.
If you weren't one of the millions of visitors who brought their camera to the Fair you could still have gone home with some photos as souvenirs. Several different companies offered slides of the Fair, providing an astonishing number of slides.
The Fair was a major event, not just for those living in New York. Periodicals from around the world covered the design, building, operation, and demolition of the Fair.
Take a look back at the sights and sounds of the Fair through free downloads of the original music used throughout the grounds, and of video clips that showcase the event.
Originally published for use by Fair executives, this manual is a treasure trove of information on the infrastructure of the Fair. Chock full of maps, charts and listings, it includes the plans for the water, electrical and gas systems; information on the Fair's colorful luminaire street lights, seating charts and more.
The Fair Corporation published a wide variety of documents, beginning well before the Fair opened and continuing until after the last guests had long left the grounds. Take an inside look at the creation and operation of the Fair, and the unfulfilled plans for Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Many of the pavilions and exhibitors distributed material about the Fair. Most were given away at the pavilions, but there were also some souvenir issues for sale. There were also numerous items that were distributed off-site to attract visitors to the Fair.