Started on November 1, 2011, this section is for the unique items & stories that are submitted but have no particular area of the site to go.
Thanks to the help from others, these pages will allow those who are interested in the Fair to see things they might otherwise see.
I hope you enjoy them.
Washington High School Band Letter
"Washington HIgh was the first public high school in Sioux Falls, SD. It was founded as Central high in the 1890s, but by 1908 was Washington High (my grandfather graduated in '09 and my grandmother in '12), my mother graduated in 1935 and I in 1964. Until 1962 it was the only high school in the city. My graduating class was just under 1000 seniors!"
Scott Tissue towels
Ladies Compact in the shape of a suitcase. The case is green and the straps are brass bands. There are decals on both sides. One side's decal is the Administration Building and has "1939 New York World's Fair" written below and a flag above it. The other side has a decal of the Trylon and Perisphere and 5 flags around it. Tilt the handle at the top to open the case. Inside is a mirror, rouge and a place for a powder puff (no puff). Size: 3 1/4" wide by 2 1/2" high.
YMCA Sugar Cube
"Jack Frost Tablet Sugar"/individually wrapped sugar cube w/Y.M.C.A. World's Fair Bldg. on the label and the trylon and perisphere in the background; ad for Y.M.C.A. Food Services on back on label Size: .75" x 1.25 x .25"
Hello Folks (1940)
Courtesy of Cathy Scibelli
Photo Orders from the Fair
Compact with celluloid picture of the Trylon and Perisphere with other fair buildings on the left and right and there is a small plane in the sky. Across the top is "© New York World's Fair." Around the celluloid and the back are both white.
Size: 2 3/4 inches diameter.
Compact by Girey
Rectangular sparkly gold powder compact with the Trylon and Perisphere. On the base of the right hand side is a small silver button that opens the spring loaded lid. Inset into the lid is a mirror.
When opened there are 2 compartments. The top reservoir is rectangular and is for rouge or blush and a square space for powder.
Made by GIREY. Size: 3 1/4" high by 1 3/4" wide by 3/8" thick.