Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Progressland, New York World's Fair

I have a number of slides showing the fabulous G.E. "Progressland" building at the New York World's Fair, and this is one of the better ones. It's full of fun details and activity that really help give a hint of what it was like to be there in person.

Most notable is the building itself, with its distinctive dome. I kind of wish that those two pylons in front weren't there, they detract in my opinion. But GE wanted to be sure that you knew who was sponsoring this exhibit! There's plenty of signage, wish it was legible. To the left is some sort of information stand, perhaps. To the right is a souvenir stand.

Here's a closer look...I think I see some large pinback buttons, felt banners, and a postcard rack. Check out the cool stroller, it looks like a Jaguar XKE. Even Dave of Daveland could probably stand that one! Behind the souvenir stand is a raised platform that appears to be a dining area.


Jason Schultz said...

I'd never seen Progressland from this angle before. (I know, I know, and I call myself Progressland...) I do like the activity out front, and all the people in knee-high socks!

Matterhorn1959 said...

I love the stroller. Where can I get one?

Disneyana World said...

These pictures are incredible. I really enjoy the 64-65 World's Fair.

Anonymous said...

That's an interesting view of the GE Pavilion. It was taken from outside the Better Living Center, looking past a Brass Rail snack bar. There was actually quite a bit of distance between the Brass Rail and GE, but the lens makes them look much closer. Nice view!

Here's some more pictures of the GE Pavilion:


Bill Cotter