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  2. Normandie Bow Photo

    Thanks Eric! That is one slick bow design. The reverse sweep on top looks like a cow catcher.
  3. Normandie Bow Photo

    Hello, The design of this bow was so incredibly revolutionary - and I am seeing this "catwalk" or flying docking bridge in early photos - my guess is it was retractable. The book Normandie by late old friend John Maxtone-Graham should cover this in detail. The research I did for that book was totally unrelated (the blasting of Fishguard Harbor) so I can't actually say. Best wishes, Eric :-) PS - being thin, against white and usually photographed from a distance I think the "catwalk" just doesn't show up - it is there when she was burning in NY Piers which my Dad saw in 1944 and many other images once you look for it. Well spotted.
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  5. Normandie Bow Photo

    Just watched a documentary on YouTube aobut the Normandie and Queen Mary. The catwalk seems to be there in a short clip (at 39:11) during a segment about refitting the propellers in 1937, but there is no indication whether the clip actually is from that date. The film also mentions that the bow was a revolutionary design for speed, whereas the Queen Mary's bow was an older style.
  6. Sinclair Dinoland Calendar

    This must have been lost in the outage. I took new daylight photos that show the true beautiful colors this calendar still has. The old photos were taken in the kitchen late at night, I must stop doing that. Anyway the original google album link above has all new daylight shots of the whole calendar. Still available at $315 shipped BOXED USPS priority mail, U.S. only, paypal preferred.
  7. Some fun items online

    I found myself interested in the high school yearbooks and their references to the NYWF. I had totally forgotten that I still have my farther's 1939 Syracuse University yearbook, The Onandagan. The front cover is a stylized image of the Trylon and Perisphere and there are several references to the theme of the World of Tomorrow in the yearbook. https://www.ebay.com/i/283469868351?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=283469868351&targetid=538495483575&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9005388&poi=9060109&campaignid=6470552634&mkgroupid=81274458647&rlsatarget=pla-538495483575&abcId=1139336&merchantid=108612311&gclid=EAIaIQobChMInp-kl5Xr5QIVTP_jBx1RFgArEAQYASABEgIpB_D_BwE
  8. Some fun items online

    No, I haven't played around with it much - was busy getting this site back online and working on a possible migration strategy.
  9. Some fun items online

    Bill, Have you found a way to save or copy an image at actual original size? It seems to save or copy the size you have zoomed to.
  10. Some fun items online

    Nice pictures Bill. What I wouldn`t give to go back and visit that fair for a day. Might even run into my mom who attended it as a child.
  11. Yesterday's outage

    Thanks for the offer. Let me see what the damages will come out to and I'll post word for those inclined to help as well. Much appreciated.
  12. Yesterday's outage

    Thanks for the update. Is there a way I can contribute to the hosting fees? I feel like I should toss in a few shekels for the daily entertainment.
  13. I found a bunch of items from the 1939-1940 Fair in the New York Heritage Digital Collections: https://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/search/searchterm/world's%20fair!1938-1941/field/all!date/mode/exact!exact/conn/and!and/order/date/ad/asc
  14. Yesterday's outage

    Sorry for the downtime and for some lost messages. The host company was doing some maintenance work that went bad and they damaged the database, requiring a restore that unfortunately lost a few messages along the way. I have been considering moving to a new host for some time and kept putting it off for a number of reasons, one being that the current host was pre-paid for a year. Well, that is now up for renewal so I'll be actively working on it now for sure. Bill
  15. Normandie Bow Photo

    Never saw a bow like this! Is that permanent or temporary catwalk? No other info on pic. Eric?
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  17. Some good news for the NYSP. A $24 million stabilization and restoration project broke ground today. Members of the NYSP Paint Project are interviewed https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/11/08/city-making-major-investment-to-preserve-remnants-of-1964-worlds-fair/ https://wcbs880.radio.com/articles/news/new-york-state-pavilion-getting-facelift
  18. Walt Disney at Expo 64

    No, there was a small Expo in Switzerland in 1964 - sort of a case of the BIE giving Moses the finger for not agreeing to its rules. Some of the things there later ended up at Expo 67!
  19. Walt Disney at Expo 64

    Did you mean to file this under Expo 74??
  20. WQXR Radio-June 10, 1965 Program on Fair

    She mentions Radcliffe. I suspect that influenced her accent if she indeed was a student there.
  21. WQXR Radio-June 10, 1965 Program on Fair

    I was trying to piece together what I heard in her accent. Texas is definitely part of it (partially reminds me of Lady Bird Johnson), but there seem to be other influences too, maybe bits of the "mid-Atlantic" accent that was taught in elite New York circles and to 1940s movie actors.
  22. WQXR Radio-June 10, 1965 Program on Fair

    She was still alive last year at age 102. https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2018/02/01/texas-tv-blazing-her-path-scottish-style
  23. Let's go watch some log rolling!

    Never have seen a photo of just that sign.
  24. We don't see much about this smaller Expo - so here's a fun link to make up for that. https://www.rts.ch/archives/tv/information/carrefour/3446248-walt-disney-a-l-expo-64.html?#iframe-overlay
  25. June 1964. Newly restored 35mm slide.
  26. WQXR Radio-June 10, 1965 Program on Fair

    Sounds more like "see it while it's still here" sort of hype to me.
  27. 1939 Kodak color trifold featuring the New York World's Fair, "Just how do you make Color Pictures?" 1939 - Kodachrome has been out for over a year. 8-exposure roll $1.35 including processing, $0.17 each; (in 2019 dollars, $24.94, $3.12 each) 18-exposure roll $2.50 inlcuding processing $0.14 each; (in 2019 dollars, $46.18, $2.57 each) Kodak cameras capable of using Kodachrome: $14 to $120 ($258.61 to $2,216.62 in 2019 dollars) Kodak 1939 trifold How Make Color Pics.pdf
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