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This novel tells the story of Edgar Altshuler, a 9-year-old boy from the Bronx, and his adventures at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. On his first visit to the fair, Edgar is enthralled by industry's vision of the futuresafe, secure and prosperous cities, speedy and cheap transportation and modern invention to make life easier. On his second visit, he sees that the exhibits are constructed of gypsum whose paint is peeling and that the displays are really toys.
                                   
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Brilliant Cut Glass Auction Features Pieces from Private Collections NEW!

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Chippewa Spinners from 1910 Lure Bidders to Canadian Auction

Early Art Posters Rock the Auction Block NEW!

Early Tech Auction Offers Rarities 

Glass From Around the World 

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Historic Trotter-Byrd Antebellum Home and Contents Goes on the Auction Block

Joe DiMaggio's Patek Philippe Sells for $281,000

It Pays to Look Twice 

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Legendary Vase Sold on Ebay 

Ocean Liner Memorabilia Takes Top Honors at Weiss Auction

Pedigree Jar Brings Stratospheric Price 

Restored 19th-Century Stagecoach Goes on the Auction Block

Scientific Instruments Reach for Collectibility

Sterling Silver Tea Set Led the Charge at November Sale

Space Age Collectibles Go on the Block  

The Concorde Flies Again at Auction

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Visions of an American Dreamland  

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Napoleon’s Throne Featured in
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Sledge from Shackleton's Antarctic expedition takes nearly $150,000 at Bonhams NEW!

A sledge from the first expedition to the Antarctic led by Ernest Shackleton sold for $150,000 (£115,000) in Bonhams’ Travel and Exploration sale on February 6.

 




 

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