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First Day Issue Stamp And Letter From The 1939 World's Fair - The Trylon And The Perisphere, (Ephemera) [First Day Issue Stamp / Letter]
1 (Ephemera) [First Day Issue Stamp / Letter] First Day Issue Stamp And Letter From The 1939 World's Fair - The Trylon And The Perisphere
Washington DC United States Postal Service 1939 Ephemera Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a First Day Issue envelope for the 1939 New York World's Fair. The envelope is in Good+ condition. The envelope has toning and foxing to the left side, by the embossing. This cover includes a picture of the Trylon and the Perisphere, and includes a small rectangular photograph of the Trylon in the center of the embossing. There is a three cent stamp (unfortunately torn) on the opposite side. "The Trylon and Perisphere were two monumental modernistic structures designed by architects Wallace Harrison and J. Andre Fouilhoux that were together known as the Theme Center of the 1939 New York World's Fair. The Perisphere was a tremendous sphere, 180 feet in diameter, connected to the 610-foot (190 m) spire-shaped Trylon by what was at the time the world's longest escalator. The Perisphere housed a diorama by Henry Dreyfuss called Democracity which, in keeping with the fair's theme "The World of Tomorrow", depicted a utopian city-of-the-future. The interior display was viewed from above on a moving sidewalk, while a multi-image slide presentation was projected on the dome of the sphere. After exiting the Perisphere, visitors descended to ground level on the third element of the Theme Center, the Helicline, a 950-foot-long (290 m) spiral ramp that partially encircled the Perisphere." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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