The Dinosaurs Come to the Fair


Spectators line the Hudson River to watch the barge carrying the Sinclair Dinosaurs to the Fairgrounds

SOURCE: Photo presented courtesy Greg Dawson Collection

Dinos on the Barge


Source: All Photos presented courtesy Karl Baker collection and are © Copyright 2005 Karl Baker, All Rights Reserved

Sinclair's Dinoland dinosaurs were constructed in upstate New York at the Louis Paul Jonas Studios in Hudson, N.Y. and floated by barge down the Hudson River to the Fair site. The nine dinosaurs on a floating barge caused a traffic jam as people stopped to watch this strange sight. After they arrived at the Fair's Marina they were trucked to the Sinclair Pavilion site at Flushing Meadow. Josef Seebacher was on hand for their arrival and captured the moment on film.
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Tyrannosaurus Rex

Corythosaurus
Corythosaurus

Anklyosaurus
Anklyosaurus

Triceratops
Triceratops

Trachodon
Trachodon

Struthiomimus
Struthiomimus

Stegosaurus
Stegosaurus

Invitation Cover

Source: Shareholder Invitation

BrontoYour visit to the 1964-65 New York World's Fair will be an unforgettable experience. More than 300 exhibitors have created on Flushing Meadows an exciting, informative exposition offering probably the most "firsts" ever assembled.

Sinclair Dinoland, nearing completion for the April opening, is one of these "firsts" -- an unequaled recreation of the age of dinosaurs. Located in the Fair's Transportation section, Dinoland will focus the attention of millions on Sinclair's trademark and operations.

Sinclair Refining Company will serve visitors, too, as exclusive operator of service stations in the Fair's two largest parking fields.

A special color map of the World's Fair site and the best routes to it has been prepared by Sinclair. For a copy and other Fair information, write Sinclair Auto Tour Service, 600 Fifth Ave. New York, N. Y. 10020.

"See You at the Fair"
Map

 

Source: Sinclair advertisement, presented courtesy Bradd Schiffman Collection

Advertisement for Dinoland

 

Source: NY World's Fair Progress Report No. 7, presented courtesy Bradd Schiffman Collection

Sinclair was the exclusive operator of these Space Age looking service stations located in the Fair's two largest parking fields.

Sinclair Service Station

 

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