New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) | World War, 1939-1945

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Date: 1980
Language: eng
Type: transcripts
Identifier: aql:2266
Description: Interview with Al Darren conducted on July 19th, 1980, recalling his experiences as a teenager sneaking in through the northeast corner to attend the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Darren discusses ... More
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Date: 1980
Language: eng
Type: transcripts
Identifier: aql:2273
Description: Queens resident Bessie Goldman lived near and played on the Corona Ash Dump as a child before it was converted into Flushing Meadows Park. She recalls chaperoning her sisters to 1939-1940 New York Wor ... More
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Date: 1980
Language: eng
Type: transcripts
Identifier: aql:2272
Description: Gertrude Glass discusses the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. He touches on the General Motor's Futurama exhibit, the foreign cuisines that were available, and how technological innovations featured a ... More
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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:2257
Description: Joint interview with Joseph Carter and Mildred Irrizary about the 1939 New York World's Fair. They recall Hitler's invasion of Poland dampening the Fair's optimistic atmosphere, the Aquacade show feat ... More
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Date: 1980
Language: eng
Type: transcripts
Identifier: aql:2281
Description: Adjunct professor of photography Michael Pappas recalls attending the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair as a 16 year old high school student. He discusses the A.T.&T. Voder machine, the General Motors' ... More
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Date: 1980
Language: eng
Type: transcripts
Identifier: aql:2288
Description: Interview with Ruth Sachs and her son Larry Sachs on August 28th, 1980 about the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Larry Sachs recalls the art in the French Pavilion, the unfinished Polish and Czech Pa ... 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: 1920 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20616
Description: Mary Kaiser moved to the Waldheim neighborhood to live with her father, aunt, and uncle after her mother's death in the 1920's. Her father was a conductor and later a supervisor for the MTA. Her uncle ... More
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