Ephemera is a broad term used to describe items of paper that were created for use in a short time span and meant to be thrown away after one or two uses. Items generally put into the ephemera category of collecting would be sheet music, posters, stock certificates, post cards, cigarette cards, magazines, catalogs, and the like.

Monday, March 12, 2012

1939 World's Fair Photos and Hotel New Yorker Brochure

I have posted many times about Madeline's trip to the 1939 World's Fair.  (Use the "search" feature to look for past postings.)  Now I have discovered a few photographs that she took while there.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

This is Madeline and Aunt Florence on Broadway.  I don't know if this was taken on their World's Fair trip or at another time.  But it's the two of them and it is in NYC.

The Ford Building exhibit

French Pavilion

Italian Pavilian - 3 views

Polish Pavilion

She just labels this one "pavilion"

Street at World's Fair

The cover of the Hotel New Yorker brochure.

Inside cover color map showing the private tunnel that linked the New Yorker to Penn Station.

Map of Manhattan - note the "Silk Stocking District".

Hotel maid demonstrating "PROTECTO-RAY" cleaning machine.

Description of  PROTECTO-RAY machine.

Picture of one of the many hotel parlors

Description of Parlor

I found a few more brochures that I have not posted yet so I will put them together in the next post.

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