Drinking glasses

Object Number: 
2008.36.1.1-8
Date: 
1964
Medium: 
Printed and frosted glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (16.8 x 7 cm)
Marks: 
Each glass marked with Unisphere logo and "©1961 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION"
Description: 
Set of eight drinking glasses of printed and frosted glass decorated with exhibition scene and label, "1964 / 1965 / NEW YORK / WORLD'S FAIR" (at front), and with descriptions of sites (at): "PORT AUTHORITY BUILDING," "POOL OF INDUSTRY," "NEW YORK STATE EXHIBIT," "THE UNISPHERE®," "HALL OF SCIENCE," "WORLD'S FAIR CIRCUS," "WILLIAM A. SHEA STADIUM," and "THE FEDERAL PAVILION."
Gallery Label: 
New York's 1964 World's Fair was located at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. The largest of the city's three international exhibitions, it was organized by a team of New York businessmen led by former city planner Robert Moses. The fair's theme, "Peace Through Understanding," was highlighted by its architectural structures, including the Unisphere globe, and honored twentieth-century achievements. Although the fair was not without its controversies, it attracted over fifty-one million visitors. The World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation was a major supplier of small inexpensive household, women's, and children's souvenirs.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roy Eddey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group