I've posted plenty of photos from the 1965/65 New York World's Fair. But today is the first time I am sharing photos from the 1939/40 New York World's Fair! Poised at the end of the Great Depression and as the war in Europe was growing, this fair was huge and dazzling and offered a view of a better future.
Here's another amazing view from the walkway between the Trylon and Perisphere. Wow!
Looking in another direction, I believe that the building with the octagonal roof is the AT&T pavilion. To the right of that, the Medicine and Public Health building.
All those overcoats... the Fair was open until the month of October, and this must have been around then. These ladies are walking down the long Helicline mentioned in the Wikipedia description above. The two tall pylons are part of the Crosley building (Crosley made automobiles and fine radios, among other products).
If you are interested, I will post more images from the 1939 Fair! I even have a few color slides, though some of them are naughty, showing scantily-clad ladies. Woo-hoo!