|According to the
Merriam-Webster Dictionary, ephemera
refers to "paper items (such as posters, broadsides, and tickets) which
originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become
The alternate definition given by the dictionary is "something of no
Items like guide books, pamphlets,
and flyers were meant to be used to communicate details during a visit
and then discarded after that visit had ended. Post cards,
buckslips, guide maps, coupon
played an important part in advertising The Fair and its many amazing
offerings to visitors.
future generations of World's Fair fans, some visitors understood the
significance of these items and held onto them as souvenirs of their
visit to the 1964-65 New York
In this permanent gallery within The Hall of
Preservation, I invite you peruse my collection of ephemera.
While this collection of pamphlets, postcards, and other
papers from the
1964-65 New York World's Fair is far from
complete, I hope you will enjoy this ongoing and always growing
exhibit...where "small pieces of paper can tell a big story."
Please select an area of The Fair to begin exploring my collection.
If you'd like to see a directory of which pavilions were located
in each area, click here to have the Information Desk pull that list for you instantly!
you have items or high-quality scans of items you would like to
contribute to this ever-developing exhibit, please visit the
Information Desk and select the "Contribute" option from the menu.
The Ephemera Gallery is being built at this time. Check back again later.