Wearing a dress of the year 1960, Miss Futurama, Betty Crain, presents Harvey D. Gibson, chairman of the board of the New York World's Fair, with the General Motors streamlined car of 1960 in these photos from 1940.
The top photo is from the book Exit to Tomorrow: World's Fair Architecture, Design, Fashion 1933-2005. The bottom photo is from the New York Public Library.
From Leo Casey, Director of Publicity for the World's Fair of 1940 in New York:
Indiana girls, employees of General Motors, stand by as "Miss Futurama" Betty Crain, of Kokomo, Indiana, presents Harvey D. Gibson, chairman of the Fair Board of Directors with a model of a 1960 streamlined automobile during the celebration of General Motors Day at the World's Fair of 1940 in New York.
Left to Right -- Evelyn Reason, of Anderson, A.J. Schamehorn, Director of the G.M. exhibit at the Fair, Miss Crain, Mr. Gibson, [unreadable] Edwards, also of Anderson, Evelyn Harger, of Muncie, Myrtle Short, of Indianapolis, and Jean Stines, of Anderson. The girls all wear dresses of glass, rubber, acetate and rayon, known as "Dresses of 1960."
Previously on Paleo-Future:
- Official Guidebook: 1939 World's Fair
- All's Fair at the Fair (1938)
- Bearded Men of the 21st Century (1939)
- Super Highway of Tomorrow (1939)
- Railroads on Parade (1939)
- Dawn of a New Day (1939)
- Real Picturephone? (1939)
- Metal Man Comes to Life (1939)
- Memory of 'Tomorrow' (New York Times, 1941)