New York World's Fair Science and Medicine Exhibits

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New York World's Fair Science and Medicine Exhibits

Description

The images show exhibits from the 1939-40 New York World's Fair related to science, public health, and medicine.

Date

1939 to 1940

Collection Items

Shadow on the Land (Syphilis) Exhibit
This photograph shows an exhibit about syphilis titled, "The Shadow on the Land" that appeared at the 1939 World's Fair. It features a large microscope, photographs of family and children, and a map of the United States. Fair visitors are shown…

Shadow on the Land (Syphilis) Exhibit Sketch
This is a planning sketch for an exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair.

ASHA Social  Hygiene Exhibit
These photos show the social hygiene exhibit sponsored by the ASHA at the 1939 World's Fair.

Chemistry Exhibit
This photograph shows a chemistry exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair.

Pasteur Exhibit
This photograph shows a demonstration of the milk pasteurization process at a 1939 World's Fair.

"Research" (Medicine & Public Health Building Mural)
This photograph shows a mural on the medicine and public health building at the 1939 World's Fair. It shows a scientist doing lab work.

Public Health Exhibit Exhibit
This photograph shows an exhibit on public health at the 1939 New York World's Fair. It features displays on infantile paralysis (polio), tuberculosis, rickets, and other issues. There is also an iron lung displayed.

Crowd at the ASHA Social Hygiene Exhibit
This photograph shows a group of people listening to a woman discuss social hygiene at the ASHA's exhibit on the subject at the 1939 World's Fair.
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