Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sleep at the World's Fair

Here's a great pavilion from the 1964 World's Fair in New York, from the Simmons company. It's called the "Land of Enchantment," and it's a great example of modern architecture, now gone of course.

From the back of the card: "Downstairs, the Sandman guides a fascinating tour through the Wonderful World of Slumber with its lovable animated characters of fantasy. Upstairs, worn out visitors can privately rest, relax - even snooze, on a Beautyrest Adjustable Bed - the Bed of Tomorrow - that automatically adjusts to any comfortable position at a finger's touch."

A comprehensive description of the exhibition is available here, at the outstanding NYWF64 website: Spread out over several pages, this article is one of many documenting the New York World's Fair by Bill Young, a great resource.


johntjohnston said...

Nice! Turbulence Training

Postcardy said...

I wish I had been able to visit an exposition like that.

Snap said...

Beauty Rest! We all need it ... even at a World's Fair! Fun card! Happy PFF!

Irene said...

What a great card. I remember somewhat the world's fair, maybe in discussions, I'm not that old.