Official Guidebook of the 1939 New York World's Fair

1939 WF 1-25

World's Fairs Collection, 1-25, Hofstra University Library Special Collections

The Official Guidebook of the World's Fair was the go-to informational guide for visitors. It included maps, advertisements, ticket information, show times, and virtually everything else a patron may need to navigate the fairgrounds. The descriptions of the attractions and amusements provide a first-hand look at what the fair must have been like to experience. One interesting entry in the book describes the "Town of Tomorrow" provided by Crane Plumbing and Heating in the Community Interests Zone. The book lists the average home price of around $20,000. The guidebooks were updated each season.

Official Guidebook of the 1939 New York World's Fair