For the superstitious, today is the day when strange and unusual things happen.
At the 1964-1965 World’s Fair, visitors to the General Motors Futurama ride witnessed what they thought was strange and unusual: life underwater. In these two scenes, GM designers envisioned the possibilities of inhabiting the sea, such as riding aqua scooters, commuting on underwater trains and staying in underwater hotels. The aqua copter, a two-person underwater vehicle with claw-handed arms was capable of operating on the ocean floor, and would be used to explore the vast depths to scavenge minerals, chemicals and other natural resources.
Good luck all—it’s also a full moon tonight…
-Wendy Jimenez, Archival Fellow
Photographs from the Collection on the 1964/65 World’s Fair, Queens Museum