Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Ticket

Once again it’s time to visit the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, be sure and visit my recent NYWF posts here (Special Ticket & Discount Book).

This ticket sure evokes the feeling of the fair, great fonts and symbols. The copyright sure has a lot of years listed! Void if detached. Detached from what?

The United States Steel Unisphere makes for great safety paper.

Even though I wasn’t able to visit the fair in person (yet) it’s obvious that Walt Disney was a huge part of the its success. This Progressland brochure is in amazing “like new” condition which just adds to the awesomeness of the artwork, wow – I want to step right into that illustration on the cover.

One of the major highlights of my 2008 Walt Disney World trip was seeing the Carousel of Progress (link).

All-Electric Living. I rented an apartment in the 80’s that had that symbol on the door “Total Electric Award” – Ceiling radiant heating, electric stoves and electric waters heaters cost a small fortune to run!

Here are a few pages from a great little booklet Ford gave out at the fair.

Is this great or what? Check out the Black 64 Lincoln, looks like it’s got 22 inch rims!


Major Pepperidge said...

Great stuff! I'd really love to know who did that illustration for the cover of the Progressland brochure - it doesn't look like a typical Disney piece of art (not even Herb Ryman). I have one or two other pieces from the fair that show the same artwork, maybe a signature will be visible.

I've always loved that little Ford book... again, great illustrations. The painting on that two-page spread makes me want to be there!

Connie Moreno said...

Wow the artwork on those brochures is fantabulous!

Jason said...

As should be apparent from my moniker, I'm a sucker for anything Progressland-related. That's a beautiful brochure. The location sounds very 1960s: "On the Avenue of Commerce beside the Pool of Industry"!