Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Graffitti at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair

In the 1970s New York City was plagued with graffiti. If you think it's bad today, well, it was unreal then. Go check some pictures of the subway cars from that time.

Happily graffiti wasn't a major problem for the Fair. It was there, though, and shows up from time to time in pictures. Let's take a look at one example.

Here's a closer detail of the building in the lower center of the photo. It was part of the Pan American Highway Gardens.

I imagine that this would have been removed in short order to help keep the Fair looking nice for the out of town visitors. Its just a good thing they didn't hold the Fair 10 years later!

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