Set of three boxed puzzles

Object Number: 
2008.36.5
Date: 
1964
Medium: 
Printed paper and printed cardboard
Dimensions: 
Box: 3.8 x 35.6 x 26.7 cm (1 1/2 x 14 x 10 1/2 in.) Overall (puzzle completed): 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 1/8 in. (34.9 x 26 x
Marks: 
Copyrighted by New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation, and manufactured by Milton Bradley Co., Springfield, MA, and all marked "©1964 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION." "Scene 1" puzzle also marked "MADE IN U.S.A. 4434-X1". Face of puzzle
Description: 
Boxed set of three cardboard puzzles with 1964 World's Fair scenes. Cardboard box with printed paper cover, lists: "The Official New York/WORLD'S FAIR Children's Puzzle/1964-65," and three puzzles of printed paper and cardboard, with three different fair scenes: "Scene 1. 'NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR'," "Scene 2. 'NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR'," Scene 3. 'GREYHOUND AT THE FAIR.'"
Gallery Label: 
Located at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, the site of the 1939 exhibition, New York's 1964 World's Fair was the largest of the city's three international exhibitions and attracted over fifty-one million visitors. The fair was organized by a team headed by former city planner Robert Moses and was beset by controversies that culminated in a veritable boycott by the Bureau of International Expositions. Although tensions with the BIE resulted in diminished international participation, the fair showcased American industry and influence with the theme, "Peace Through Understanding," embodied by the twelve-story steel Unisphere globe. The World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation was a major supplier of inexpensive household, women's, and children's souvenirs.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roy Eddey
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Creative: Tronvig Group