Collection by Olivia Martin

Transportation Strides Made at New York's World's Fairs


From July 26–November 2, 2014, the Transit Museum Gallery Annex in Grand Central Terminal will exhibit "Traveling in the World of Tomorrow: The Future of Transportation at New York’s World’s Fairs."

Celebrating the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 World Fairs, the New York Transit Museum will share...
A trolley in Flushing Meadows for the 1939 World’s Fair.
Here, new subway cars are being transported by barge to New York City.
City Parks Commissioner Robert Moses and Walt Disney examine plans of the 1964 World’s Fair Grounds.
For the 1939 Fair, 27 railroads participated in an expansive, quarter-mile “Court of Railroads.” The Coronation Scot at...
The Unisphere in the Flushing Meadows and fountains during the 1964 fair.
The Unisphere lit up at night, 1964.
This free exhibit will be open to the public every day at the Grand Central Terminal.