5. NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR

WATCH, LISTEN & READ BELOW

The 1939 New York World’s Fair was dominated by an optimistic vision of a technological future. The crowning feature of the RCA Pavilion was a display of the TRK line of televisions. The presentation of these sets is often cited as the beginning of the North American television age. The 1939 display marked the commencement of regular television broadcasts in North America and was the first opportunity for a large public to see a television in operation.

The stylish cabinets for the TRK line were designed by the prominent industrial designer, John Vassos.