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1939 New York Worlds Fair  ELEKTRO the Smoking Robot Tags: 1939  New  York  Worlds  Fair  -  ELEKTRO  the  Smoking  Robot 
Added: 29th December 2007
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Posted by: Naomi on 2007-12-29 
This was amazing for the time! That's actually an excerpt from the 1939 movie The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair belonging to the Collection 1939-40 New York World's Fair. The Middletons are designed to represent the middle class response to the Fair's imagined future of consumables and social improvement. The film is classic corporate spin. The Middletons visit the Fair, but they only tour the Westinghouse Building. They explore a Time Capsule, a television display, the Playground of Science, the Junior Science Hall, the Hall of Power, the Hall of Electrical Living, and the Battle of the Centuries.
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2007-12-29 
Kind of reminds me when we went to Disney World,back in 1976. Space Mountain had an exhibit on the future. Home Computers, Shopping Online was one they nailed Lol. Thanks for the clip. By the way ,they sure promoted Cigarettes back then!
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