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?

     
  PHOTOS ON CD

Until someone does unveil a time machine, you can take a trip down memory lane through this collection of photos from the World's Fair. This is the largest collection of photos from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair available anywhere. Click on the slides for full details on the collection and how to order.

 

     
  TOUR THE FAIR ONLINE

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. Click on the ticket to start your tour! Please note that this section is under development, so please stop back again soon to see the newest photos added to the site.

     
  IMAGES OF AMERICA: THE 1964-1965 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR

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. Click on the cover for more details and how to order your own copy.

     
  IMAGES OF AMERICA: THE 1964-1965 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR - CREATION AND LEGACY

The success of the 2004 book led to this sequel. 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.

The book was released on July 21, 2008. Click on the cover for more details and how to order your own copy.

     
    IMAGES OF MODERN AMERICA:
THE 1964-1965 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR

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.

The book was released on January 20, 2014. Click on the cover for more details and how to order your own copy.

  POSTCARDS FROM THE FAIR

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. Detailed information on variants, publishers, etc. Click on the cover for details on how to order.

     
  COMMERCIAL SLIDES FROM THE FAIR

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 - click on the slide package label to the left to see what was available.

     
  MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS ABOUT THE FAIR

The Fair was a major event, not just for those living in New York. Periodicals from around the world covered the design, building and operation of the Fair. Click on the newsboy for a look at some of these capsules in time.

 

     
  EVEN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAIR

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. This collection of vintage documentation is available by clicking on the brochure cover.

     
  AUDIO AND VIDEO FROM AND ABOUT THE FAIR

Take a look back at the sights and sounds of the Fair through these free downloads. Click on the television set to get started.

     
  OPERATIONS DRAWING MANUAL

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. Click on the cover for a free download of the manual.

     
  1964-1965 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR CORPORATION DOCUMENTS

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. Click on the Unisphere for an inside look at the creation and operation of the Fair, and the unfulfilled plans for Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

     
Follow these links to other New York World's Fair sites

NYWF64.com is by far the best site on the Fair anywhere on the web! Just click on the logo below.


WorldsFairCommunity.org
is a very active discussion forum with sections for all World's Fairs, and a focus on the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair.

Thanks for visiting this site about the Fair. I will be adding more pictures and information about the Fair, but in the meantime, If you have any questions, Just click here to send me an e-mail.

Bill Cotter

Last updated on: 02/06/2014

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