Monday, April 12, 2010

April 12: The Mighty Three

On this day in 1964, Robert Moses, Walt Disney and Henry Ford, Jr. posed for the press as they rode Disney's Magic Skyway at the soon-to-be-open World's Fair in New York City.
Robert Moses was the president of the World's Fair Corporation and the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County.
Commonly known as "HF2" and "Hank the Deuce", Henry Ford, Jr. was the son of Edsel Ford and grandson of Henry Ford. He was chairman of the board and chief executive officer (CEO) of Ford Motor Company when this photo was taken.
Walt had been in New York City since April 10, to oversee his 4 attractions for the fair - which included this one for the Ford Rotunda.
The World's Fair opened 10 days later on April 22.

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