The Sundae of Tomorrow

The centerpiece of the 1939 New York World's Fair was a pair of structures known as the Trylon and Perisphere. Even today, they look very futuristic.

It occurred to some that the structures looked a bit like a scoop of ice cream and an upside-down cone. This inspired ice-cream parlors throughout America to offer what they called the "World's Fair Sundae" or the "Sundae of Tomorrow".

Hagerstown Daily Mail - July 21, 1939

It's a nice looking sundae. I'd get one if they were offered today. Though now the reference would be lost on most people.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Feb 19, 2021
     Category: Food | Junk Food | 1930s

The first thing that comes to my mind is that it was a good thing the budget didn't allow building a second Perisphere.
Posted by Phideaux on 02/19/21 at 10:39 AM
To be fair - not a bad bit of engineering at all. For 1939, come on - that was good!
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/20/21 at 02:01 PM
I never read anything about this World's Fair without hearing Groucho Marx sing in my head. "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady" had a tat of "Grover Whalen unveilin' the Trylon."

Posted by Laurel on 02/26/21 at 09:17 AM
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