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Girl Scouts At The 1939 World's Fair

Few souvenirs survive from the Girl Scout Chalet display booth at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. The display was a  smaller replica of the Our Chalet lodge in Switzerland.

Girl Scout Chalet - Children's World - N.Y. World's Fair postcard

Publicity photo of Mrs. Herbert Hoover  in front of the Girl Scout Chalet, dropping a letter into the mailbox inviting all Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to the 1939 World's Fair.

Map of the World's Fair (close up shown below)


For the 27th birthday of Girl Scouting,

50,000 of these Girl Scout Chalet charms

were given out free to Girl Scouts

 during Girl Scout week,

 through their local Girl Scout shops.  The reverse

has the World's Fair symbols and 1939.



3' patch, unclear if it was for official wear


Trupe card game was a souvenir of the World's Fair









metallic sticker



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