1939 New York World's Fair Plastic Disc

1939 New York World's Fair plastic disc, commemorating the introduction of newly evolving plastics. The disc measures approximately 1-3/16 inches in diameter and depicted on the front is a raised trylon and perishphere, the symbol of the fair. Below appears to be a city scape, with "NEW YORK'S WORLDS FAIR / 1939" at the top. The rear is blank. It is white with purplish hues at the bottom portion of the front design. It is in good solid condition with no issues. 

The fair, noted as "The World of Tomorrow" was held at Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York City, NY and occupied 2,012 acres. It opened on April 30, 1939, and closed on October 27, 1940. Four months after its opening, WW II began. It was the second-most expensive American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis's Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904.

According to the official pamphlet:

"The eyes of the Fair are on the future—not in the sense of peering toward the unknown nor attempting to foretell the events of tomorrow and the shape of things to come, but in the sense of presenting a new and clearer view of today in preparation for tomorrow; a view of the forces and ideas that prevail as well as the machines. To its visitors the Fair will say: "Here are the materials, ideas, and forces at work in our world. These are the tools with which the World of Tomorrow must be made. They are all interesting and much effort has been expended to lay them before you in an interesting way. Familiarity with today is the best preparation for the future."

Interestingly, Westinghouse also featured "Elektro the Moto-Man": the 7-foot tall robot that talked, differentiated colors, and even "smoked" cigarettes.

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