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 School Band Letter
From Doug Chapman, Sioux Falls, SD.

"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

Scott Tissue towels
Scott Tissue towels
From Bob Catania

Ladies Compact

Ladies Compact Front
Front
From Andy Kaufman
Ladies Compact inside view
Inside
From Andy Kaufman
Ladies Compact back
Back
From Andy Kaufman

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

YMCA Sugar Cube
YMCA Sugar Cube
From Andy Kaufman

"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)

Hello Folks ID - front
Front of ID tag from 1940.
Hello Folks ID - Back
Back of ID tag from 1940

Courtesy of Cathy Scibelli

Photo Orders from the Fair

Mail-in photo order card envelope from the World's Fair
Envelope and Card to order photos taken at the Fair
Mail-in photo order card from the World's Fair
From Jeffrey Field

Powder Case

Powder Case closed
Powder Case closed
Courtesy of David Woodie

Compact

Compact

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

Compact by Girey
From Andy Kaufman

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.