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!







3 comments:

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"!