Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (New York, N.Y.) | New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) | Locations discussed: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, NY

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Date: Time Period: 1939 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24860
Description: Arline Giller visited the 1939-1940 World's Fair with her Father, who was a tabulator of stocks and bonds at a newspaper. He had a Press Pass, and they attended the Fair every day.
Date: Time Period: 1939; 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18428
Description: Dr. Louis Hassan attended both the 1939 and the 1964 World's Fairs. He witnessed the arrival of President Roosevelt and Mayor La Guardia at the 1939 Fair and worked as an usher at the Aqua Show during ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939; 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18376
Description: Mr. Kramberg talks about his experiences at the 1964 World's Fair, which he visited 15 times. He describes the enthusiasm and the feeling of the promise of tomorrow that he felt at the Fair and contin ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939; 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18418
Description: Reon Swaim is a collector of 1939 World's Fair memorabilia, and he speaks about his family's experiences with the 1939 Fair as well as his own experiences with the 1964 World's Fair. He tells some sto ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939; 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18391
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz talk about their experiences visiting the 1939 and the 1964 World's Fairs. Mr. Schwartz describes sneaking into the 1939 Fair with his brother, winning ice cream cones at the Gen ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939 - 1940
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18360
Description: Dr. Hassan was 7 or 8 during the 1939-1940 World's Fair. He attended the opening of the Fair and saw President Franklin Roosevelt and Mayor La Guardia arrive in their limousine.
Date: Time Period: 1939-1940
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:29040
Description: Elliot talks about the 1939 World’s Fair. He mentions visiting the Hall of Science, Disney, Ford and General Motors exhibits.
Date: Time Period: 1939
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18434
Description: Esther Weinreb recounts her experience at the 1939 World's Fair. She was in sixth grade at the time and took at least two trips to visit, both with the school and with her family. She describes her fa ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18426
Description: Francine Weisler describes the talk of the town during the 1939 World's Fair: the Queen and King of England being introduced to hot dogs by President Roosevelt. She also talks about her visits to the ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18361
Description: Francine Weisler speaks about her experience with the 1939 World's Fair. She includes a story about the King and Queen of England eating hot-dogs for the first time with President Roosevelt, as well a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18440
Description: Hank Webber gives a description of printing a series of photos his father had taken at the World's Fair, but had not been able to print them at the time he took them because of the cost. He tells the ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18443
Description: Though he never attended the World's Fair himself, Hank Webber has printed some of the photos from his father's collection of negatives from the 1939 World's Fair. In the interview, he describes how h ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18447
Description: Mr. Kramberg discusses his mother's stories about the 1939 World's Fair and how many of the predictions made at that Fair did not come true.
Date: Time Period: 1939
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18406
Description: Stanley and Edith give a description of winning Mello Rolls ice cream from the General Electric pavilion. Mello Rolls were chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream in a paper roll, which were used ... More
Date: Time Period: 1905; 1922
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18437
Description: Esther Weinreb's parents both took her to the World's Fair in 1939 with the train. They found it very interesting because they were both European immigrants, her mother from Poland and her father from ... More
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