Coin from the 1939 World’d Fair

1939 World's Fair coin

Simply an artifact from Ismar David’s life in Jerusalem and New York: 1939 World’s Fair coin, showing the Trylon and Perisphere on one side and George Washington’s first inauguration on the other (because the April 30 opening date of the fair coincided with the 150th anniversary of Washington’s inauguration.) Bronze

On March 9, 1939, Ismar arrived in New York on a six month visa, to work on the Jewish Palestine Pavilion for the World’s Fair in Flushing, New York. He stayed at the Mayflower Hotel on Central Park West, but preparation of the interior exhibitions was intense and he saw little more of the city than the subway line Queens. The Jewish Palestine Pavilion, like many other exhibitions, opened late. Albert Einstein spoke at the the dedication on May 28. Ismar returned to Jerusalem in June.

1939 World's Fair coin

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