Marge Usher “Long Island New York”


Oil on artists board “Long Island New York” featuring the famous trilon and perisphere created for the New York Worlds Fair 1939-1940. Signed and inscribed verso with Joseph Mayer Co. of New York stamp to the board.

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artist: Marge Usher (American)


Whilst nothing is known of the artist, the scene is one of the most iconic in New York and World Fairs history. The Trilon and Perisphere featured on all the advertising and marketing for the fair.


The 1939–40 New York World’s Fair, which covered the 1,216 acres (492 ha) of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair), was the second most expensive American world’s fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis’s Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million people attended its exhibits in two seasons. It was the first exposition to be based on the future, with an opening slogan of “Dawn of a New Day”, and it allowed all visitors to take a look at “the world of tomorrow”.

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Dimensions 29.845 × 40.132 cm
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