Thursday, June 10, 2010

NY World's Fair "Rocket Port" (1939)

(Be sure to "click" on the picture to appreciate this)

I have been inspired by this posting of Doc Atomic about his collection of artifacts to put up my favorite (and only) item from the 1939 New York World's Fair.

This postcard captures a future moment to me. The 1939 Rocket Port. Who knew back then that they were only 22 years from the first manned launch. It must have seemed like the fantasy to watch as Chrysler explained how we would travel in the future.

As you can read, the rocket port was part of the history of transportation exhibit. I really have nothing more to say about this except: THIS IS SO COOL.


  1. Wow!

    Those look like "Rotwang Rays"! Expect Maria any moment....

    -- Michael S.

  2. Neat postcard! I don't have that one...

    Thanks for the shout out, btw. Glad you enjoyed the World's Fair stuff...