Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Steel and Bridges

Two more views of pavilions at the 1939 New York World's Fair. First up is the steel structure for the United States Steel. The dome structure looks kind of like a hard hat. The pavilion featured the story of steel from mining to final manufacturing.

The second image shows the bridge supporting the longest escalator from the end of the show Democracity seen inside the Perisphere. The bridge connected the Trylon to the Perisphere. The two structures were the main theme buildings for the World's Fair and are featured in much of the merchandise.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Two views of the exhibit buildings at the 1939 New York World's Fair. First up is the Westinghouse exhibit. This exhibit was home to two modern marvels, the Robot and Television. The building has a great streamline industrial modern look and I really like the lighting tower, it must have looked spectacular at night.

The second image is the Kodak pavilion. The tower used to draw visitors in was composed of giant photographs. The building continues the streamline industrial modern look. I am strangely attracted to the font used for Kodak on the building.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fred Moore Girl

Fred Moore was one of the best Disney animation artists during the Golden Age of Animation. He worked at the studio in the 1930's and was one of the main influences on Snow White. He also redesigned Mickey Mouse making him cuter. Freddie was known around the studio for his drawings of innocently sexy girls, known as Freddie Moore Girls. This is a sedate drawing with the girl wearing her boyfriend's shirt.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Time and Fates of Man New York World's Fair 1939

Another two pictures of statuary at the 1939 New York World's Fair. The statue was the largest sundial at the time measuring 80 feet tall. The sculpture was created by Paul Manship and feature the three fates of man, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos. The sculpture was located close to yesterday's statue of George Washington and the Moods of Time.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Outdoor Art at the 1939 New York World's Fair

The 1939 World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York just outside of the city of New York. The fair featured many sculptures throughout the grounds. First up is a nice image with the Moods of Time in the foreground and George Washington in the background. These statues were located in the theme center with George Washington facing the Trylon and Perisphere.

The second image features the American Telephone and Telegraph Company pavilion located in the Communications area. The sculpture is of a Pony Express rider showing how communication has changed over just a few years.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

On the Rivers of America

Three photographs of the Rivers of America in 1959. First up is Fowler's Harbor with one of the Keelboats docked. I enjoy the early rustic nature of Fowler's harbor at this time period.

Next up is a you are there photograph from the deck of the Mark Twain. The image provides a nice image of the Chicken Plantation in the background.

The last image is of the Mark Twain rounding the bend by the friendly Indian Village. In the background is one of the Yellowstone coaches.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Mark Twain on The Rivers of America

Two images from Frontierland and the Rivers of America. First up is a nice view of the Mark Twain sitting at the dock awaiting passengers. Note the lack of the landscape elements of Nature's Wonderland in the background.

The second image is taken from the Twain and shows one of the Disneyland and Santa Fe Railroad trains heading out for the grand circle tour. The Chicken Plantation is in the foreground.