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  2. THE WORLDS FAIR REPORT

    Still no reply.
  3. THE WORLDS FAIR REPORT

    Any progress on this?
  4. Mystery Building (?) --Another Look

    In the original thread, this was thought to be a building.
  5. Thanks Jim! Radiation and 1939 World's Fairs! So, it is safe but not safe...OK. At 3:08 there appears, in the center park area (?) of what could be seen as a crazy Fair map, the ghost of a T&P (backward). Eric
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  7. Another WF Flea Market Find

    I never seen pictures of this Unisphere (with or without flowers) in any pictures of the Fair. Coincidence of the Day (regarding the pin): There was a author on C-SPAN today giving a lecture on the history of the automobile. He touched on the 1939-40 Fair, and on the GM exhibit, saying they gave out these pins (showing an example) and then stated, "I want one of those pins!"
  8. Another WF Flea Market Find

    Since it was called "Salute to the World's Fair Flower Arrangement" maybe a florist could arrange flowers in it some way???
  9. That was the last summer I was there. Ile Notre Dame was closed and while the Mini Rail ran through it, the surviving structures were empty and in bad shape. Many others had been demolished to make room for the rowing basin. The US pavilion had burned early that summer and was a barren hulk. By the end of 1976, the handwriting was on the wall and taxpayers were growing weary of keeping Man and His World going especially when it became evident that the summer Olympics and the half completed Olympic Stadium were going to burden taxpayers for decades to come.
  10. Well, you can't please all the people all the time - but I liked Man and His World!
  11. Another WF Flea Market Find

    Yes, the 1939 and 1940 buttons were nicer, but even still, I imagine GM spent a fortune on all of those metal tabs for 1964-65. I have a pile of them! Nice find!!
  12. Another WF Flea Market Find

    I still have my GM Futurama tag from 1965. I haven't found a 1939 Futurama pin, however. It would appear GM made a better souvenir item in 1939.
  13. Another WF Flea Market Find

    Well, I returned to the Brimfield Flea Market again this year, returning with my usual cache of 1964-1965 World's Fair goodies. What was surprising was the amount of 1939 World's Fair memorabilia. At one stand, a woman had a stack of 1939 World's Fair stuff, which had to be about 6 inches thick. It consisted of a Guidebook, official photographs, official Pavilion brochures, schedules, maps, etc. It was a load of stuff, but I was looking for 64 stuff. But about 30 feet away, at a crossway was a fellow selling another 39 item. There was no big lettering saying "World's Fair" but it was the Trylon and Perisphere that caught my eye. He was selling portfolios titled "World's Fair Art" or something similarly titled. Each consisted of 12 (I believe) reproductions of art that was displayed at the Fair. He had one portfolio and had the twelve pictures prominently framed and displayed. He was selling them individually or as a set (he had three sets, including the one framed). So far he had only sold 1 picture. But one item I did purchase led me to believe it was something else. I immediately recognized the slogan (who wouldn't?). We all know about this pin: So when I saw this pin with others in an estate sale find, I was sure it was a different version of the 64 one. Only when I got home and looked at the back, I found a paper tag. Only then did I realize it was from a different Fair. I knew there was a "Futurama" in '39 and a "Futurama II" in '64 but-- I never knew that General Motors had "repurposed" the slogan from the 1939-1940 Fair. However, now they make an interesting pair.
  14. Mystery Building (?) --Another Look

    It's probably a temporary structure erected to accommodate all the press related activities surrounding the opening of the fair.
  15. Mystery Building (?) --Another Look

    It's time to bring in support!
  16. (I reactivated this thread in the Federal and State Area, as (technically) this is where the structure is located) First brought to our attention in this view (from early 1964): The structure in question is located in the upper center near the Press Building. Here's a closer look: I started to look through all the photos for a structure with a blue and white striped roof. I found these: Well that certainly isn't it. And this is just a tent in the People to People garden. This structure is interesting, but located in the Transportation Area near the Lowenbrau Gardens. Notice the shape of the roof. And this one in front of the T+T Pavilion seems to be some kind of gift shop. Notice the shape of this roof. But back to our mystery structure. In this Press photo and the next, notice the shape of the roof: It's definitely not flat. And here is two of our blue striped roofed structures making a joint appearance: But what makes this structure is true mystery is this photo: Dated by Bill C. as October 1964. Our mystery structure is----gone.
  17. https://www.kqed.org/news/10593090/the-hazards-of-growing-up-on-treasure-island I found this short video, created by a high school student, which highlights the Naval Station hazards left behind after the military base closed. There are concerns that some portions of the land are radioactive. And there is talk about living on the island but no real acknowledgement of the 1939 World's Fair. It has to be remarkable, if one loves history, to understand what once happened or once existed on the ground where one lives. I hope that it proves to be interesting.
  18. https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/history-through-our-eyes/history-through-our-eyes-sept-7-1976-man-and-his-world The Gazette recently re-printed a September 7, 1976 editorial marking the closure of Man and His World for the season. It appears that the Gazette had a strong feeling that the experiment to keep Expo 67's spirit going forward was not doing well. I hope it is an interesting read.
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  20. It's safe to say that nothing at Expo was empty in 1967. PS: I suspect the person posting the vintage photographs might not have been aware of how large La Ronde was during Expo.
  21. Montreal Then and Now

    It's kind of funny that they claim La Ronde was "empty" during Expo 67.
  22. Montreal Then and Now

    Thanks! Very interesting.
  23. Glad you found it, Wayne. It's interesting; especially Parc Maisonneuve.
  24. Montreal Then and Now

    Your link works, but their link on their page goes only to an article on the history of the Metro rather than the promised 14 comparisons (?) Edit: Never mind - now seeing the comparisons on the page you linked to.
  25. https://www.mtlblog.com/opinions/canada/qc/montreal/14-photos-of-1960s-montreal-that-show-just-how-much-the-city-has-transformed This is from a blog created by someone who loves Montreal and has an awareness of the role history has played, in good times and bad, in its incredible growth. The 1960s era photographs are compared to Montreal locations today. The comparison of the Montreal skyline during the year of Expo and that skyline today is remarkable. I hope the link works.
  26. Does anyone remember Parana Coffee?

    This is what I found on a Google search: https://www.caffeparana.it/homeen/
  27. Playing a merry tune

    Thanks for that info, Grant. I'll have to research if I had Ed as a teacher (architecture). In fact, he may have been the one to steer us to the carillon at Stone Mountain.
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