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Date: 1980
Language: eng
Type: transcripts
Identifier: aql:2282
Description: Jacob Persoff recalls attending the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair as a young man, including courting his wife, refusing to enter the Italian Pavilion because of the war in Europe, and being impresse ... More
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Date: 1980
Language: eng
Type: transcripts
Identifier: aql:2262
Description: Tricia Coglin recalls her childhood experiences visiting the 1939 New York World's Fair, including the General Motors Futurama Exhibit and Billy Rose's Aquacade. She remembers the lights being turned ... More
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Date: Time Period: 1966
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22077
Description: Antonina Cucchiara discusses the immigration process which included obtaining passports and vaccinations. Her father was unhappy about his choice to move to the United States, however he wanted his wi ... More
Date: Time Period: 1966
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22161
Description: Antonina Cucchiara discusses her experiences with learning English. She recalls her time in school and her experience being the only Italian and only redhead girl in her class. No one was able to help ... More
Date: Time Period: 1966
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22159
Description: Nina Cucchiara was born in Sicily, Italy. She describes her life in Italy as a happy and comfortable. Nina's mother was depressed because her mother (Nina's grandmother) was living in the United State ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22081
Description: Joseph Caputi immigrated from Italy to the United States in 1963. His family settled in Bushwick and later moved to East New York. Joseph eventually settled in Ozone Park where he married and settled ... More
Date: Time Period: 1953 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22158
Description: Antonina (Nina) Cucchiara immigrated from Italy to the United States in 1966 when she was thirteen years old. Her journey began in Brooklyn, but continues onto other neighborhoods in Queens. She has s ... More
Authors: Jean Moore
Date: 1939 - 1940
Type: Black and white photograph
Identifier: aql:24701
Description: The British, Italian, and Czechoslovakian pavilions at the 1939 New York World's Fair. The sudden annexation of Czechoslovakia by Germany left its pavilion in "The World of Tomorrow" unfinished. Patri ... More
Authors: Jean Moore
Date: 1939 - 1940
Type: Black and white photograph
Identifier: aql:24648
Description: The Italian Pavilion at the 1939 World's Fair displayed a combination of classical Roman and modern Italian architecture in its design. A statue of the goddess Roma stood atop a 200 foot high pedestal ... More
Authors: unknown
Date: 1939
Type: photographic prints
Identifier: aql:1008
Description: Visitors walking around courtyard in International Zone with Italian and Polish Pavilions visible in background on June 17th, 1939.
Authors: Golby, Bob
Date: circa 1939
Type: negatives (photographic)
Identifier: aql:1287
Description: Black and white view of crowds walking up Italian Pavilion via staircase.
Authors: Golby, Bob
Date: circa 1939
Type: negatives (photographic)
Identifier: aql:1492
Description: Black and white view of visitor in the Government Zone with the Italian Pavilion and the Hall of Nations visible on the left.
Authors: Golby, Bob
Date: circa 1939
Type: black-and-white negatives
Identifier: aql:1577
Description: Black and white view of a garden pathway and pool in the Italian Pavilion courtyard.
Authors: Golby, Bob
Date: circa 1939
Type: black-and-white negatives
Identifier: aql:1576
Description: Black and white view of a garden pathway and pool in the Italian Pavilion courtyard.
Authors: Fox, Sam
Date: circa 1939
Type: black-and-white negatives
Identifier: aql:2343