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Jul092007

Railroads on Parade (1939)


The play Railroads on Parade was featured at the 1939/40 New York World's Fair. It told the story of railroad transportation progress from the 1820s until 1939, and into the future. The photo below depicts a "woman of the future" from the cast and can be found in the book Dawn of a New Day, published in 1980.

See also:
All's Fair at the Fair (1938)
Memory of 'Tomorrow' (New York Times, 1941)
Donald Duck's "Modern Inventions" (1937)
Metal Man Comes to Life (1939)

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Reader Comments (4)

The hat must double as a satellite dish... Or maybe the whole ensemble is called the Posturator -- guaranteed to keep you in perfect posture or they'll refund your gold-pressed latinum!

July 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWutzke

I believe that many of the pieces featured in this play are now part of the collection of the B&O Railroad Museum.

http://www.borail.org/

July 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

Looks similar to the Drynen sp? or Whoopie Goldberg character from the Star Trek Next Generation tv series.

September 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterStuLongIsland

Looks like she's wearing traditional Islamic clothing.

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Zodiac

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