Northeast Historic Film:
The second largest world’s fair of all time - 1,216 acres of ash dump reclaimed by Robert Moses. “The eyes of the Fair are on the future — not in the sense of peering toward the unknown nor attempting to foretell the events of tomorrow and the shape of things to come, but in the sense of presenting a new and clearer view of today in preparation for tomorrow....” Cyrus Pinkham, the filmmaker, shot these bucolic scenes of technology and automobiles, ducks and tourists, on a Bell and Howell. His film is part of a partnership collating other amateur films about the New York World’s Fair, 1939-1040 at oldfilm.org, by Northeast Historic Film, the Queens Museum of Art, and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

Pinkham’s full collection is held in the moving image archives of Northeast Historic Film: oldfilm.org

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