Overall: 9 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (24.1 x 4.4 cm)
Flat faux leather bookmark with orange printed decoration of lowers above image of Trylon and Perisphere and inscription "WORLD'S FAIR 1939"; fringed lower edge.
Gift of Irma R. Rappaport and Linda S. Ferber in memory of Bernard Rappaport
Irma Rappaport (born 1914), a Hunter College graduate working as a secretary during the depression years, acquired this World's Fair bookmark while she was employed by the Exposition Souvenir Company. Acquiring the exclusive right to sell "novelties" on the fair grounds at Flushing Meadows, the company maintained eighty stands there and employed 325 workers, each day selling about $7,000 worth of merchandise, ranging from penny (three for five) postcards to