45 Amazing Vintage Photos of the 1964 New York World’s Fair

The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair held over 140 pavilions, 110 restaurants, for 80 nations (hosted by 37), 24 US states, and over 45 corporations to build exhibits or attractions at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NY.

The fair is noted as a showcase of mid-20th-century American culture and technology. The nascent Space Age, with its vista of promise, was well represented. More than 51 million people attended the fair, though fewer than the hoped-for 70 million. It remains a touchstone for many American Baby Boomers, who visited the optimistic fair as children before the turbulent years of the Vietnam War, cultural changes, and increasing domestic violence associated with the Civil Rights Movement.

American Express Money Tree
Belgian Village from Kodak Pavilion
Belgian Village
Bell Telephone
Billy Graham
Chrysler Exhibit
Chrysler Exhibit
Chrysler
Chrysler
Dinoland
Dinoland
Dinoland
Empire State Building
Ferris Wheel
Florida Water Thrillshow
Fountain
G.M. Pavillion
Indonesian Pavillion
Jewish Protestant Pavillion
Meteorological satellite
Mexican Dancers
Mexico Pavilion
Monorail Ride
Monorail Ride
Monorail Ride
Monorail Ride
N.Y. State Towers
Port Authority Terminal
Protestant-Jewish Pavilion
Science Building
Slide
Space Park
Space Park
Space Park
Swiss Sky Ride
Swiss Sky Ride
Swiss Sky Ride
Swiss Sky Ride
Swiss Sky Ride
Swiss Sky Ride
Swiss Sky Ride
Swiss Sky Ride
Time Capsule
U.S. Pavilion
Vatican Pavilion

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