Billed as "The Official Souvenir Flash Card Set" of the Fair, ED-U-Cards' heavy-stock cards are a popular collectible and often mistaken for post cards. With text in English, French and Spanish, the cards are chock-full of facts and figures on the pavilions and exhibits they feature. ED-U-Cards were produced in the 50s and 60s with children's topics and themes. The ED-U-Card Manufacturing Corporation is often remembered as the producer of arithmetic flash cards to aid in the memorization of multiplication tables and other math functions. (Ahh! So that's the reason why so many of the descriptions of the exhibits contain references to height, length and square footage?) By licensing these designs to ED-U-Cards for use on this merchandise, the Fair Corporation was able to recoup some of the investment that went into producing renderings and models for publicity purposes. The cards are presented for you at nywf64.com courtesy of the collections of Al Soltesz and Steve Perley.

Study them carefully -- there'll be a quiz at the end!


7-Up Gardens

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Sandwich
Gardens
 
This oasis at the heart of the Fair is identified from afar by its graceful 107-foot clock tower. As visitors approach, the truly international nature of these unique gardens is revealed. Soil transported from the 57 foreign lands where 7-Up is bottled, supports shrubs, flowers and trees landscaping the pavilion. Sandwiches created by the Brass Rail from a world-wide collection of authentic recipes are served.

Sitting in the shade of the airy shells, guests are charmed as one after another of the four sparkling fountains are transformed into stages-in-the-round featuring international performers! These performers are engaged by John Krimsky, manager-producer of the Strollers Theater-Club, New York.


American-Israel Pavilion
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Israel
Pavilion
 
The American-Israel Pavilion, rising like a spiral to a height of 45 feet, with a facade of African redwood mahogany, an entrance with stones and boulders from Jerusalem and King Solomon's Mines and a wall with the symbols of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, embodies the culture and history of the land in its natural surroundings.
 
Its exhibits will depict the history and culture of the Jewish people in relation to the Holy Land, the era of the Old Testament and the Old Testament itself. The main exhibit will take you through 4,000 years of history. You will get the feeling of "being there", starting with a walk through the streets of Biblical City and seeing the rich and varied past of the Holy Land.

A.M.F. Monorail

LogoThe
World's Fair
Monorail
 
The AMF Monorail ride at the New York World's Fair provides Fair-goers with an exciting new experience in modern transportation. While riding in silent, air-conditioned comfort three stories above the ground, passengers are able to see many of the colorful exhibits during the eight minute trip. Seven two-car trains continually and automatically pick up and discharge some 50,000 passengers each day at the spectacular eighty-foot high station.


Astral Fountain
LogoThe
Astral
Fountain
 
The overall beauty of the New York 1964-1965 World's fair is enhanced with the cascading beauty of several fountains placed at strategic points on the 646 acres of the Fair. The Astral Fountain spouts a 70-foot column of water enclosed in an open-work cylinder, studded with stars and rotating within a framework of jetted water spouts.

Bell Telephone Pavilion
LogoThe Bell
System
Exhibit
 
The Bell System exhibit is located on a 2 1/2 acre site on the Pool of Industry opposite the Unisphere. Its gleaming white upper section -- a 400-foot-long floating wing that stands 24 feet above the ground -- houses an exciting ride, which tells the story of human communications. Moving chairs -- equipped with loudspeakers -- take fair-goers through a series of theaters that combine three-dimensional settings, motion pictures and still projections. During the 12-minute trip, the passengers see communications expand from primitive drum signaling to the operation of global and space networks.
 
Animated displays, demonstrations and visitor-participation exhibits in the lower section of the Pavilion explain the evolution of communications systems, and the science and technology on which they depend.

Christian Science Pavilion

LogoThe Christian
Science
Pavilion
 
The Christian Science Pavilion offers a colorful presentation of the teachings of this denomination. The exhibits make use of photographs, films, and contemporary stained glass and design elements to highlight the discussion of the meaning of God in the modern world, the possibilities of man, and the practicality of healing by spiritual means.
 
Designed by Edward Durrell Stone, the main exhibit building and adjacent Reading Room occupy a 40,000 square foot site in the International Section of the Fairgrounds. The translucent skydome atop the building is illuminated at night. Adjoining the building is a French park with grouping of individual chairs in shaded areas.


Coca-Cola Pavilon
LogoThe
Coca-Cola
Exhibit
 
In the dramatic elliptical pavilion of the Coca-Cola Company, the visitor enjoys a free Global Holiday as he steps into re-creations of exotic foreign locales. By utilizing the senses of touch, hearing, smell and sight, the designers have added anew dimension to realism. The visitor has the sensation he is actually there . . . he feels the humidity of the jungle, the dry heat and desert sand beneath his feet, and other fascinating impressions at such renowned spots as Cambodia's temple of Angkor Wat and Rio's Copacabana Beach.
 
These unique "experience areas" encircle a 120-foot Tower of Music which features music from the worlds' largest and finest electronic carillon. Programs range from full symphony to rock-and-roll and music of countries round the world.

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