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  2. A reference to Moses?

    I wonder - I mean, the park in this cartoon appears well kept and the..structure seems maintained.
  3. A reference to Moses?

    Today's Non-Sequitur cartoon - a parks commissioner with too much authority
  4. Tokyu in Japan booklet

    They described a planned neighborhood in the pamphlet. It still exists, and according to wiki, it's still a highly desired place to live. Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den-en-chōfu Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/35°35'24.0"N+139°40'12.0"E/@35.5981654,139.666829,860a,35y,90h/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d35.59!4d139.67?hl=en
  5. Tokyu in Japan booklet

    No zip codes on the last page if that helps.

    Back to the first night at the World's Fair images. From the U.S. Pavilion it's on to the Ford Pavilion. This explains the "Magic Skyway" sequence at the beginning. There is some kind of windshield wiper action that is visible during these scenes of the auto orchestra in action. I understand the "Autoparts Harmonic Orchestra" but I could never figure out the empty seats, though. This is the end of first day at the World's Fair. The next couple of days all the film is taken during the day.
  7. Progressland model up for auction

    I'd love to have access to it for a day, so I can have the parts 3D scanned to make more.
  8. Progressland model up for auction

    Interesting note that only 14 of these were made. Somewhere online there is video of the lights in action on one of these. That one was in auction 10 or 15 years ago and if I recall right went for something between $5k and $8k. But my memory is questionable these days because of the pain meds I'm on.
  9. Progressland model up for auction

    These days, anything in the GE corporate museum is likely to be on the auction block soon.
  10. Tokyu in Japan booklet

    Tokyu in Japan booklet claimed by seller to be from the NYWF, although there is no Fair mention in it. If anyone can verify or disprove, please do. Tokyu in Japan.pdf
  11. Progressland model up for auction

    That or the ge museum
  12. An interesting find about the proposed 1996 Budapest World's Fair. The site was to have been divided between the Buda side of the Danube River and Margitsziget (Margaret's Island). Initial plans called for a joint exhibition in Vienna and Budapest in 1995. When Vienna lost interest, it was rescheduled for 1996 to celebrate the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of the Hungarian state. Sadly, it was never held.
  13. Progressland model up for auction

    This belongs in the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.
  14. Progressland model up for auction

    Who wants to pitch in for the model? That needs to go to a museum
  15. Who's got $15k to spare? http://www.icollector.com/General-Electric-Progressland-Architectural-Model_i30905609 There's also a bunch of other Disney 1964 WF artifacts for sale. https://vegalleries.com/thatsfromdisneyland including iASW figures, though 80 bucks for the iASW souvenir record seems a little steep.

    The mean streets of the World's Fair. Watch your back, fool.
  17. Copies of my book "1884-NEW ORLEANS-1885 The Great World's Fair" - ISBN 978-0-692-06509-9 - are now available for purchase at the following retail locations: Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street, New Orleans, LA 70115 Arcadian Books - 714 Orleans Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 Oak Alley Plantation Gift Shop - 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090

    Those lights got the crap kicked out of them. I don't know how often they were repaired (if they were) but I have many pictures showing them mangled or missing.

    Wow. Even in the second photo (1964) in the series, the lights are abused. It could be this still (in the film) relates to photo #5 in this series (with the left spotlight completely gone and the middle spotlight off-kilter). Coincidence? You don't think damage like this would last for more than a couple days, would you?

    The railing went in for 1965. You can track all of the changes this one little area got at https://www.worldsfairphotos.com/nywf64/changes.htm - just scroll down to the United States entry.
  21. Here's another globe with three rings: (circa 1962) Representing the three orbits of Friendship 7, which of course, carried John Glenn.

    Railing yes. Not sure about the spotlights.
  23. Misconceptions: The Unisphere and the Three Rings

    1955 stamp. Three rings.
  24. Let's head upstairs!

    Buuuuuuuuuurn. It's the ashes of Appliances and Immelt's two jets. These days, the corporate slimming is a concern for us inside the company.
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