Your Ultimate #TBT: Vintage Pics from the 1964 World’s Fair

It’s hard to believe that it was 50 years ago when the 1964 World’s Fair opened in New York (the anniversary was this past Tuesday). At the time, this massively groundbreaking spectacle brought in over 50 million people and was filled with things like out-of-this-world exhibits that predicted what the future would look like (General Motors suggested that we’d be living on the moon!) and even new foods that became instant hits (the fair introduced scads of visitors to the Belgian waffle).

To celebrate the historic anniversary, thousands of people returned to the original site in Queens — carrying their original ID cards — for a moment of nostalgia. Join us as we indulge in some vintage pics from the iconic event (consider this your ultimate #tbt for the day).

General Motors' Futurama 2 ride

This futuristic art instalation sponsored by General Motors displays people living on the moon. Image from Daily Mail
its a small world
“It’s a Small World” debuted at the fair. Photo from The Disney Wiki

world fair
The famous Unisphere (recognize it? It was featured in “Men In Black”) with world flags. Image from Ron White/Wikimedia

1964 World's Fair Ford Exhibit 1965 Mustang
Lots of Oohs and Aahs surrounded the 1965 Ford Mustang display. Image from Motor Trend

aerial shot world's fair
Ariel view from nywf64

 

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