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Pennant

Object Number: 
2000.2d.1
Date: 
1964-1965
Medium: 
Felt
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/4 x 33 in. ( 29.8 x 83.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed in the center: "The New York/ WORLD'S FAIR/ 1964-65" in orange and white ink printed below the image: "UNISPHERE PRESENTED BY UNITED STATES STEEL" in white ink
Description: 
Triangular blue felt pennant with an orange felt stripe and a pair of blue ties sewn to the hoist end; image of the Unisphere printed in orange and white; pennant inscribed, "The New York/ WORLD'S FAIR/ 1964-65" in orange and white; "UNISPHERE PRESENTED BY UNITED STATES STEEL" below the image in white ink.
Gallery Label: 
This pennant was purchased at the 1964-1965 World's Fair, held in Queens. 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 boycott by the Bureau of International Expositions. Although tensions with the BIE resulted in diminished international participation, the fair showcased American industry and influence through the theme, "Peace Through Understanding," embodied by the twelve-story steel Unisphere globe.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Herb Samuels
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group