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1939 World's Fair Opens

Gov. Herbert Lehman gives an opening speech at the New York World's Fair on April 30, 1939. Cutting-edge technology highlighted by the 63 nations that participated in the fair offered visitors a glimpse of the "World of Tomorrow."

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