A dear friend, I met through this blog, known to bloggers as “Mrs. P.”, found a fantastic clip of The Chicago World’s Fair. My original intent was to include Ced’s comments on things that are mentioned in the video but I have found so much information and memorabilia regarding these locations that I’m going to present them in chunks. I have no idea what he saw on what day but I think he was there for three days and probably saw them in random order, depending on what caught his eye.It will take a few weeks to get through the material but I think it might be an interesting contrast to more recent World Fairs. I went to the World’s Fair in New York when I was a teenager and the architecture alone is unique, Enjoy.
Here is the World’s Fair clip:
This is the cover of a packet of 20 postcards Ced mailed to the family. The introduction states that it is the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair but the Fair actually ran for two years, 1933-34. Changes were made but I have no idea what they were.
“Saw this – no Conn.”
“Went in here but did not stay long.”
“I saw this and rode aroun track in a Chrysler air-flow 8 – also in a Dodge 6 – saw them use death pit and 45 degree ramp. ________ car turned over on purpose here going 50, driver unhurt.”
Tomorrow I’ll continue with more of the 1934 Chicago World’s Fair.
I remember my mother talking about going to the 1934 World’s Fair in Chicago. She would have been 10 years old at that time. I have some things that she got at the World’s Fair. They lived in Chicago and it sounded like they went often.
It was probably the same for my Dad and his siblings and the 1939 New York World’s Fair. They were older and probably went quite often because it was only about 1 1/2 – 2 hours on the train or they could drive a car full of friends.
My Mom traveled from California to go to the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
I went to the 1964 New York World’s Fair for the same reason. I went a couple of times.
The 1934 Chicago World’s Fair was a different story. It was a major undertaking and Ced probably planned his trip so that he could go to the Fair.