These vintage publicity photographs, from the Craig Bavaro Collection, show the Fair from the air.

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Amusement Area

Amusement Area

Featuring the Pavilions of AMF & Continental Circus, Amphitheater, Hawaii, Texas and others.

Transportation Area

Transportation Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Lowenbrau and Avis.

Main Mall

Main Mall

Featuring the Pavilions of the Fair.

State & Federal Area

State & Federal Area

Featuring the Pavilion of New Jersey.

State & Federal Area

State & Federal Area

Featuring the Pavilion of New York.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area

Featuring the Pavilion of Schaefer Brewing.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area

Featuring the Pavilions of 7-Up and others.

Transportation Area

Transportation Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Sinclair and Lowenbrau.

International Area

International & Industrial Areas

Featuring the Singer Bowl and others.

Transportation Area

Transportation Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Chrysler,Transportation & Travel, Ford, SKF, US Rubber, Port Authority, Sinclair and others.

International Area

International Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Venezuela, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Polynesia, Mexico, China, Bargreen Buffet and others.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Continental Insurance, Chunky Candy, Better Living Center, Pepsi Cola and others.

Transportation Area

Transportation Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Ford, Eastern Air Lines, US Space Park, Hall of Science (under construction) and others.

Transportation Area

Transportation Area

Featuring the Pavilions of General Motors, Hell Drivers.

State & Federal Area

State & Federal Area

Featuring Unisphere and the Fountains of the Continents.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Johnson Wax, Tower of Light, Fountains of the Fair and the Tiparillo Band Pavilion.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Japan, Austria, General Cigar, Johnson Wax, Tower of Light, General Electric, Fountains of the Planets and others.

State & Federal Area

State & Federal Area

Featuring the Pavilions of United States, West Virginia, Montan, Illinois, LI Railroad, New Mexico, Oklahoma and others.

The Fair from the Air

The Fair from the Air

With the World's Fair Marina and LaGuardia Airport in the background.

Amusement Area

Amusement Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Florida, AMF, Sana Maria and others.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area

Featuring the Pavilion of Travelers Insurance and others.

International Area

International Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Philippeans, Lebanon, Greece, Morocco, and others.

State & Federal Area

State & Federal Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Illinois, Long Island Railroad, Montana and others.

International Area

International Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Japan, UAR, Lebanon, Solar Fountain and others.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Eastman Kodak, Pan American Gardens, Sermons from Science and others.

Transportation Area

Transportation Area

Featuring the Pavilions of US Rubber, SKF Industries, Transportation & Travel, Socony Mobil and others.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area

Featuring the Main Entrance and Main Entrance Pylon.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area

Featuring the Pavilion of the Wonderful World of Scouting.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area

Featuring the Pavilion of Coca-Cola.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Clairol, General Electric and Tower of Light.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area

Featuring the Fountains of the Planets.

State & Federal Area

State & Federal Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Missouri, Alaska and Westinghouse.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area

Featuring the Pavilion of The Pavilion.

Transportation Area

Featuring the Pavilions of Ford, Century Grill, Eastern Airlines, Hall of Science (under construction) and others.

The Fair from the Air

The Fair from the Air (model)

Featuring the Fair's Official Model in the model room at World's Fair Headquarters.

The Fair from the Air

The Fair from the Air (model)

Featuring the Fair's Official Model in the model room at World's Fair Headquarters.

High-altitude Aerial

The Fair from the Air

Featuring a high altitude aerial view of the Fairgrounds

Amusement Area

Amusement Area

Featuring the Pavilion of the New York State Amphitheater and the Florida Water Ski Show.

Source: online auction

State & Federal Area

Featuring the Pavilion of New York.

Source: online auction

Industrial Area

Featuring the Pavilions of IBM and Equitable.

Source: online auction

The Fair from the Air

International Area

Featuring the Pavilions of France, Sweden, Astral Fountain, and others.

Source: online auction

The Fair from the Air

International Area

Featuring the Pavilions of American Israel, Guinea, Sudan, Jordan, Morocco, and others.

Source: online auction

Construction Aerial

Fair Construction July 30, 1963

Featuring an aerial view of the main Fairgrounds

Contribution of Kevin Carsh
Construction Aerial

Fair Construction August 6, 1963

Featuring an aerial view of the main Fairgrounds

Contribution of Kevin Carsh
Construction Aerial

Fair Construction April 1, 1964

Featuring an aerial view of the main Fairgrounds

Contribution of Kevin Carsh

webmaster's note: Special Thanks go to Craig Bavaro for providing the wonderful aerials for this feature. They are an excellent means of studying details of the grounds long forgotten or never remembered. Thanks, Craig! And thanks too to Kevin Carsh for the Construction Aerials. A great addition!

March 18, 2007