Sunday, December 4, 2016

Trip to the 1939 World's Fair

Photo by K.D. Jones. New York, 1939.
In September 1939 my Gumpy took a road trip from Indiana to New York for the World's Fair. He would have been 19 at the time. The photo collection that belonged to him had a number of photos from that trip, such as the one above. I also found a cool postcard dated 14 September 1939 he sent to his parents back in Indianapolis. He saw the Empire State Building, the Fair and said "Nice day alls well. Seen not much. Have taken 13 roll of film." The photo collection only had a sampling from that trip.

On the way to New York, Gumpy must have stopped in Washington DC, as there were some photos in the collection from Mount Vernon, the George Washington Masonic Memorial, the White House and Arlington Cemetery. I captured a copy of his photo from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Photo by K.D. Jones. Arlington Cemetery, 1939.

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