VIDEO: Rare Footage of 1964 World's Fair in NYC | Outtraveler

VIDEO: Rare Footage of 1964 World's Fair in NYC

VIDEO: Rare Footage of 1964 World's Fair in NYC

The 1964 World's Fair in New York, specifically Flushing Meadows, Queens, was a marvel of mid-century innovation and optimism. Opening to crowds 50 years, ago the theme was "Peace Through Understanding" and the fair featured many representations of foreign cultures, from Africa to the South Pacific. Monorails whipped through the sky and trams zoomed along the grounds, while recreations of Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theater and London landmarks were erected, and exotic animals entertained the crowds of over 50 million (the fair was held for two years: in 1964 and '65). Check out the amazing color video of the fair, courtesy of British Pathe, and keep an eye out for a West Side Story performance and a rebuilt Mormon Church:

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