Canada 1939


Pictorial and statistical view of Canada published for the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.

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Thirty three different countries were represented in the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair, dubbed the “Dawn of a New Day,” which was true in a sense, but perhaps not as intended for those countries whose participation would be overshadowed by the invasion of Germany. This book was published by the Canadian government for distribution at the fair, and provides a comprehensive overview of the country’s history, economy, industry and natural splendor.

There are a number of fold out photographic views that showcase these concepts, including the architecture of bridges between “good neighbors,” the conversion of wood pulp to cellophane, Canadian aircraft manufacturers and “beauty spots” across the country. These principles are also found in the fold out color pictorial map (20″ x 8.5″) showcasing major tourist attractions, industrial centers, and highway connections to the United States.

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Publication Date: 1939

Author: Dominion Bureau of Statistics

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Condition: A-

Condition Description: The guidebook and accompanying maps and views are in excellent condition, with minor wear associated with age.