The City (1939)
This documentary film shows efforts at reversing the decay that had settled upon many American cities during the depression, including alternatives such as suburban planned communities.
Leave It To Roll-oh (1939)
Tongue-in-cheek film showing a domestic robot freeing housewives of their chores. The film is actually a promo showing how relays and switches function in the modern automobile. Shown at the New York World's Fair in 1940.
To New Horizons (1940)
Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the Futurama exhibit in GM's Highways and Horizons pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the wonder world of 1960.
The World of Tomorrow
Get to know the fair by viewing this episode of our series Back In The Day.
The Time Capsule Explained
In yet another clip from The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair, Jim Treadway explained the capsule to the Middletons.
Elektro in Action
Watch the Elektro demonstration at the Westinghouse building. This clip is also from The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair.
Bud Discovers Television
This short demonstration clip features Jimmy Lydon as Bud Middleton from the promotional film The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair.
Home Movies -- Railroads
This silent clip shows scenes of the railroad exhibit, including the popular Railroads on Parade pageant.
Symphony in F
Film inspired by Ford's Cycle of Production exhibit at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. At the Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan, Ford assembly line employees do their jobs to the accompaniment of an orchestra.
Scenes From the Fair
This sort documentary film, produced by the Ford Motor Company, shows various scenes from the 1940 season of the fair before settling in at the Ford exhibit to detail its many features.