1939 New York World’s Fair Welcome Banner

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If you collect world’s fair memorabilia then you already know how rare this item is. This large banner was not made a souvenir or give-away. These were produced in limited quantities and used by the promoters of the fair. It is in very nice condition for something this perishable. Many have not survived. There is a water stain but no damage and the top gold rope and bottom fringe is still all there.

Details

  • Period
    Mid-20th Century
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    2 in. H x 42 in. W x 53 in. D
    5 cm H x 107 cm W x 135 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Peekskill, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU88387736553
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2009

Typical response time: 2 hours

Located in Peekskill, NY

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