Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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)


Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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


Anonymous said...

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