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If you are looking for information about something that was at the Fair and I do not have the answer, your question will be added to this page in hopes that someone will have an answer or be able to give you some direction.

NOTE: Your email address will not be published with your question. Anyone having an answer or information should contact me and in turn I will pass along the information including contact information for both parties.

May 2017

From: Kathy Cooke

My grandfather was involved in the Florida display at the 1939 Worlds Fair. Afterward, he obtained some rattan furniture that was in the display. I now have the furniture and am looking for evidence that it was in the exhibit.

The cushions are removable and are not original. I have the sofa, 2 chairs, 2 end tables and the rounded sofa table which I believe came from the fair. Also a photo of markings on the bottom of the end table.

Visit the June 2017 Newsletter for images of the furniture. Link button


From: David Matlow

“I am looking for any material from the Jewish Palestine Pavilion at the 1939 World's Fair. I know that there are pieces out there that I do not have, and am looking to augment my collection.”

April 2017

From J.C. Elliott

I collect Singer Sewing ephemera and machines that were exhibited at the various fairs and expositions. Can you tell me about Singer's part in the New York World Fair 1939-1940 if any? They had their home office in New York.


From Helene Witcher

I believe my aunt Heloise Russell-Fergusson, aka Madame Scotia, a professional singer in Gaelic and player of the Clarsach (Scottish harp), may have performed at the fair. Is there any route whereby I might confirm this? For example, was there a specifically Scottish section?


From Jim Baer

I am looking for someone who knows about Clarence E. Hunt wood carvings. I have six of his scene carvings passed down from Grandfather. One of the carvings has a label that says it won first prize at 1939 World's Fair. Any help in finding someone that has information about these would be greatly appreciated.


From Gary Martin

I am looking for information on a display by Lone Star beer company that was supposedly on display at the 1939 World’s Fair. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated.