Dawn of a New Day -- New York City -- The Wonder City
Rare pictorial view and map of the World's Fair and Rapid Transit map of New York, published by C.S. Hammond for the World's Fair.
The World's Fair side of the map provides a marvelous futuristic image of the Fair and environs, with transit lines to the fair emphasized in gold and a list of the Fair Buildings and Exhibitors (both nations, states and companies) appears below.
The Rapid Transit side of the map includes vignettes and lists of points of interest and promotional advertising for the Warwick Hotel.
The 1939–40 New York World's Fair was a world's fair held at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York, United States. It was the second most expensive American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis's Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million people attended its exhibits in two seasons. It was the first exposition to be based on the future, with an opening slogan of "Dawn of a New Day", and it allowed all visitors to take a look at "the world of tomorrow".
When World War II began six months into the 1939 World's Fair, many exhibits were affected, especially those on display in the pavilions of countries under Axis occupation. After the close of the fair in 1940, many exhibits were demolished or removed, though some buildings were retained for the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair, held at the same site.