"Pilgrimage To Tomorrow" was published for the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Copyrighted 1939 by Gemloid Corporation, this memorabilia book is spiral bound with an orange, comb spine and features a futuristic orange and gold Trylon and Perisphere front cover that has a shimmer that changes perspective as you tilt it. Included in this collectible book are a photographic map of the fair, words from the President of the Fair, as well as a "Picture Album" containing pictures of "the more impressive and interesting features of the New York World' Fair.
New York State Amphitheatre
U S Steel Building
The Wonder World of Chemistry
Gas Industries Building
Hall of Communications
Petroleum Industry Exhibit
Bell Telephone Exhibit
Johnny Appleseed (statue)
Focal Exhibit on Transportation
The next section contains black pages with picture clips entitled, "What My Camera Saw". There are no photographs added in this section. A "diary" section, followed by "New York City Pictures" and "Autographs" round out the book.
Of course, this was one of the most futuristic of all the World's Fairs of the 20th century and a book like this is very collectible not only for its historic contributions but for the photographs of modern pavilions that are no longer around.
This amazing souvenir of the 1939 World's Fair is in very good vintage condition. The first inside page has "the Hall of Communications" written in pencil and two of the cut outs for the binding have torn away from the plastic binding. Otherwise all the page are clean and the orange spiral binding is tight and complete. The cover has some light scuffing an a couple of flea bit size marks. The cover has a small 5/8 inch crack at the bottom left edge (see photos). The back orange and blue cardboard cover ha a crease on the bottom corner. The book measures approximately 7 inches by 5 1/2 inches and will be shipped Media Mail unless otherwise requested.
A fun window into schools in the late 30's and early 40's and a wonderful souvenir piece from one of the most renowned World's Fairs of the century. A perfect piece for any World's Fair collector.
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1939 Worlds Fair Souvenir Book PILGRIMAGE TO TOMORROW Collectible Book With Pavilion Photos and Unusual Cover