1939 New York World’s Fair S & P

Submitted by Douglas Wood November 12th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

These plastic New York World’s Fair 1939 salt & pepper shakers are in the shape of the iconic, streamlined, modernistic Trylon and Perisphere structures. “Building the World of Tomorrow” was the motto of the Fair. The Trylon and Perisphere, together known as the “Theme Center,” were the Fair’s focal point and served as the symbol that adorned most of its gifts and souvenirs.

The holes for salt and pepper are cleverly placed on opposite sides of each structure, so that shaking one will not disturb the other. (They aren’t removable from the base.)

5 Responses to “1939 New York World’s Fair S & P”

  1. Allee Willis

    Easily the most iconic of all the World’s Fairs, I love all memorabilia from this 1939 one. I’m sure you have, but I just want to make sure that you’ve seen the incredible documentary, The World Of The Future (or something like that), done on the fair that year. If not, get thee to Netflix now!

    Most of these Worlds Fairs S&P’s are solid white so really nice to see them in these colors.