World's Fair 1964-1965

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It’s Throwback Thursday and we’re featuring this World’s Fair 1964-1965 commemorative glass. I purchased this one at a thrift store in LIC, Just Things, which has a handful of World’s Fair memorabilia. You can also get one at the gift shop at the Queens Museum of Art. SAM_1301

“New York State Exhibit: The high point of the fair, Twelve Concrete Towers and Three Observation Towers of The New York State Pavilion provide viewing platforms with a sweeping vista of the fairgrounds and show the attractions, culture, and activities of New York State to best advantage.”

The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 had the Ferris Wheel – we had the New York State Pavilion! Thank you to our favorite photographer, Lisa, for providing the background photo of the Pavilion from Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Check out her blog here: http://lovendcoffee.tumblr.com/