Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Outdoor Art at the 1939 New York World's Fair

The 1939 World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York just outside of the city of New York. The fair featured many sculptures throughout the grounds. First up is a nice image with the Moods of Time in the foreground and George Washington in the background. These statues were located in the theme center with George Washington facing the Trylon and Perisphere.

The second image features the American Telephone and Telegraph Company pavilion located in the Communications area. The sculpture is of a Pony Express rider showing how communication has changed over just a few years.


K. Martinez said...

Nice pics today! I wonder how much of this was built on the cheap only to be torn down a shore while later.

Matthew said...

Agree with my friend @K. Martinez, "Nice pics today!" Two things caught my attention. The first is the water spray and mist which appear to cover a track where these statues are placed. It makes me wonder if these statues moved back and forth on tracks* along those black lines?

The second photo shows what appears to be two Native Americans either lying in wait (indicating the dangers a Pony Express Rider may have faced) or bowing toward the rider and "technology" (not really what I think they are doing but I cannot tell and find it interesting that they are there at all).

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* "They Move On Tracks of Never Ending Light" is a great instrumental atmospheric guitar track by a band called, This Will Destroy You. Check it out Stuff From the Park readers. :)