Tickets for the 1939 and 1940 World's Fair

1939 Greyhound Ticket Meyer Collection Box 1

Meyer Collection, Box 1, Hofstra University Library Special Collections

A preview of the sights and sounds of the 1939 World's Fair was made possible with this Greyhound Sightseeing Tour ticket. Included in this once-in-a-lifetime event was original commentary by the famous trained World's Fair Girl Guides.

1939 WF 1-7

World's Fairs Collection, 1-7, Hofstra University Library Special Collections

 

 

Due to the fairground’s proximity to residential neighborhoods and the bustling metropolis of Manhattan, school field trips became a frequent occurrence at the 1939/40 New York World's Fair. This ticket was for the 1940 season, and came from a student of Richmond Hill High School, which was only a 5 mile trip from the fairgrounds.

Tickets for the 1939 and 1940 World's Fair