1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

INTERNATIONAL
PLAZA

A multitude of small exhibits along promenades make the Plaza an international fair with a fair. Among the sponsors are the United Nations, and governments and trade groups from all over the world. Their displays include U.N. postage stamps, works of art and food specialties, raw materials and manufactured goods, travel and industrial information. Artisans demonstrate traditional crafts, and entertainers present their countries' music. Some of the exhibits have small cafe's or snack bars which serve special national dishes. Visitors may eat at tables under colored umbrellas.

* Admission: free.
 Highlights 

UNITED NATIONS EXHIBIT. An information center is staffed by official U.N. guides. Reservations may be made for guided tours to the U.N. Publications and stamps are sold.

ART AND TREASURE. A Brazilian company's exhibit of gems features the "Flora Brasileira," a jewel-studded gold flower worth $100,000. A Mexican artisans' association displays a circular stone calendar used by the Aztec Indians centuries ago. India's exhibit includes a collection of antique jewelry that belonged to Mogul emperors. Burma has contributed a display of pearls and rubies.
WARES FOR SALE. Among the national products on sale are rugs from Turkey, silverware from Norway and straw hats from Taiwan. The work of artisans and manufacturers from Thailand to Italy is on display; West Germany alone is represented by over 300 manufacturers.
PICTORIAL DISPLAYS. An art center exhibits and sells contemporary oil paintings from around the world; artists do portraits of visitors in oils or charcoal. There are many photographic exhibits, and Monaco shows a film of its latest annual Grand Prix auto races. The winning car is on display.
FOODS. Belgian waffles, beer from the Philippines and cookies from Norway are but a few of the food specialties displayed, sold or served by various exhibitors. Ecuador's bananas are presented in exotic desserts and squeezed into juice. Luxembourg features wines, cheeses, pastries and onion soup. The Mediterranean Center offers delicacies from North Africa.

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA

A host of small exhibits, food stands and shops lends a festive air to this bazaar of many lands.

Displays include art works, food specialties, and raw materials and manufactured goods from all over the world. Artisans demonstrate traditional crafts, and performers present native music and dances. Small cafes and snack bars serve national dishes.

ART AND TREASURE. A Brazilian exhibit of gems features the "Flora Brasilera," a bejeweled gold flower worth $100,000. On display elsewhere are an ancient Aztec calendar made of stone, a collection of jewelry that once belonged to India's Mogul Emperors, and replicas of the Tower of London and of Britain's Crown Jewels.
GLOBAL MARKET. Turkish rugs, Norwegian silverware, and straw hats from Taiwan are among the varied handicrafts for sale.
ARTISTS AT WORK. Visitors may have their portraits done in oils or charcoal, or buy contemporary paintings from many lands.
FOODS. Among the dishes offered are the delicacies of North Africa, the wines, cheeses and pastries of Luxembourg, Philippine beer, Belgian waffles and exotic banana deserts from Ecuador.
 
Admission: free.

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