New York World's Fair (1939—1940) :
Title:
DuPont Tower
Date:
10/24/1939
Description:
The Dupont Chemistry Wonder World at the New York World's Fair (1931-1940). Several people are in the photo, all likely other tourists.

From Official Guide Book of the New York World's Fair 1939, p. 181: "A Spectacular 105-foot tower, representing the complex apparatus used in chemical laboratories, stands before du Pont's 'Wonder World of Chemistry' (Walter Dorwin Teague, designer, R.J. Harper, associate; and A.M. Erickson) located at the intersection of Commerce Circle and the Avenue of Labor. The tower is surrounded by a steel framework, seventy feet high, symbolic of workways in chemical plants. Inside, in the Hall of Chemistry, are shown the orderly processes of research and laboratory-controlled manufacturing by which du Pont makes its products. Among the many outstanding exhibits are the spinning "Acele" rayon yard, a machine bristling toothbrushes with "Exton" bristles, a pest control station, and scores of other laboratory and plant processes never before shown to the public. There is also an elaborate five-stage presentation by the famous Tatterman Marionettes, revealing how these products serve in everyday life."
Place:
Flushing, Queens, NY
Event:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)
Photographer:
Wade, Elton H. L.
Object Name:
Negative, Sheet Film
Object ID:
2009.1.303
Other #:
687
Film Size:
3 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.
Copyright:
Franklin Township Public Library
Collection:
Elton H. L. Wade Photograph Collection
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