Jump to content

Recommended Posts


I do not know, but the image says so much about the 1940 installment of this fair. Theme Center nowhere in sight - just flags, George Washington, flag waving kids and military folks. Nothing to really talk about - not unlike the "don't talk about that war" etc of the 1940 Fair. It is so non-confrontational everyone is actually looking and/or walking away. It is interesting that the Gas Pylons are in the correct color, although I am "fairly" certain they could not be seen from this vantage.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


I have this same image as a post card.  It was created as a post card for an exhibit at the Smithsonian History and Technology Museum in 1982 or so.  It was based on a poster advertising the 1940 Fair.  I will scrutinize the cards I have but I'm fairly certain they do not contain the artist's name.  You're right.  It is purely based on the sanitized "For Peace and Freedom " theme.  Other than the US flag, the other banners are unidentifiable.  There was such a display of flags, but not in the size reflected here I don't believe.  I believe there is a brief scene of this flag display in the Jason Robards narrated film, "The World of Tomorrow."  I recall a Heinz Comet car driving past the bundled flag display in that film.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now