Odd Contests: Prettiest Legs at the Fair, 1964
Share the History Love... The 1964 New York World’s Fair saw a slew of fascinating and interesting exhibits, shows, and even beauty contests. One of them was a contest for the “Prettiest Legs at the Fair.” Let’s just say that the women participating to get a leg up in the competition…. Share the History Love... [...]
Barge of Dinosaurs for the 1964 New York World’s Fair
Share the History Love... Dinosaurs on a barge heading to the site of the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair. The 1964-65 statues were created in Mahopac, New York and included a Tyrannosaurus Rex, the horned Triceratops, the plated Stegosaurus and the lovable Apatosaurus. The dinosaurs took three years to build with a team of paleontologists, [...]
Soldiers and showgirls celebrating New Year’s, 1941
Share the History Love... Champagne and pretty girls, carnival hats and confetti – the setting that a soldier or a sailor likes for his merry-making. the showgirls went all-out to make the boys feel at home. New York, December 1941. Share the History Love... [...]
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