From the Daily News:
A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York that opened Wednesday provides a view into that time when dishwashers and toasters were considered exotic and a wise-cracking, cigarette-smoking robot enchanted millions.
The exhibit, which examines all six fairs of the era, is a travelling show from the National Building Museum. But the Museum of the City of New York dipped into its vast archives — including Kodachrome slides and original design drawings — to expand the experience for visitors.
Along with photos and drawings, the exhibit includes pavilion models, guidebooks and modernistic lamps and chairs.
One highlight is a full-scale replica of Elektro the robot, who dazzled fair audiences at the Westinghouse Pavilion.