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    Two views of a mural inside the Westinghouse Pavilion. The 1900-1939 one has the following credits on it: Designed by Everett Henry Executed by Mack, Jenner (?) & Tyler Based on map by International Map Corp.
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    I'm delighted to learn about the Community after decades of thinking there was little general interest in my own photos. I visited the Fair 30 times over its two year span, with a twin-lens reflex camera, plus the occasional tripod for night and interior work, and a bulky portable audio tape recorder. I'm presently engaged in a multi-month project of meticulously cleaning, color-correcting and, where appropriate, cropping each superslide file. Everything I submit will be brand new, having never been published in any medium. Many thanks to Craig Bavaro for tipping me off about the Community, and to Bill Cotter for his technical help and support. Greetings to all from California, and thanks for your interest and patience while I get this process underway.
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    I collect Pan American memorabilia but have not seen these before. It is clearly a game as the instructions on several cards verify. There is more than trivia about the Pan. There are references to Niagara Falls but this was a side trip for many Pan visitors. It all suggests a card game a visitor might take home and use to remember exposition highlights. I am struck by the directions on the middle left card: "Let the play at your left draw one of your cards (with a kiss)." That's more than just a souvenir pack. It's sort of like a 1901 version of spin the bottle. The Buffalo History Museum (formerly the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society) might have specific information on these cards. The Research library has a large Pan American collection.
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    It's a wonderful photograph--absolutely wonderful. That is what the Fair was: a place for fun and joy and you experienced both! Thank you for sharing this with us. I have several dozen photographs from my family's visit to the Fair. My father took virtually all of them. I was thirteen when we visited the Fair and he was not well and did not want to go but none of us knew why. He was a surgeon and did not share his health concerns with us but he agreed to go to the Fair. In any event, he died two months after our visit and I seldom looked at those photographs. But I remember on our last day we walked very close to the Unisphere and I wanted to stand right next to it and just see it up close. My mother told me we had to move along because my father was not feeling well, but I heard him tell her to let me go because it was important to me. A few months ago I was looking at those nearly fifty year old images and there is an up-close shot he took of the Unisphere and I am in the scene. He did not just photograph the Fair symbol; he photographed me. I never knew that. Holy crap, how cool is that?
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    Whew! Finished at last. Here are some notables and some Bible stories. Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion, and diplomat Ralph Bunche. George Washington Carver and Albert Schweitzer. \ Daniel in the Lions' Den Nimrod the Hunter. Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
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    A podcast I was listening to played a commercial for the internet radio programs and podcasts of US Modernist.com. Sounded interesting so I checked it out. Here's how they put it... "US Modernist Radio is "Car Talk" for Modernist architecture! Listen as the US Modernist Radio crew talk and laugh with fascinating people who own, sell, create, love, and hate Modernist architecture, the most controversial houses and buildings in the world with guests including Kelly Lynch, Michael Miner, Liz Wayktus, Craig Dykers, Paul Goldberger, Susan Saarinen, Eames Demetrios, Raymond Neutra, and more." There is MUCH more than iTunes audio. The site archives digitized architecture magazines from at least 1945. Also, prominent architects' residential works are detailed in galleries of explanatory text and photographs. Seems one goal of the site is to catalog the locations of extant Modernist homes and foster appreciation of the design movement. http://www.ncmodernist.org/usmodernist.htm
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    I was recently asked by someone interviewing me about my photo collection to name the rarest photo I had of the Fair. I thought I would share it you all here: What makes it so rare? It's the only known picture of me at the Fair. I was our family's official photographer, so I have yet to find any that show me in any of the shots from our own collection. I have also not spotted myself in any of the photos I've collected over the years. Happily my best friend was at the Fair that day with me and he found this in his files. We were attempting to make it look like I was holding the Unisphere in my hand. We didn't quite master the illusion, but at least I can prove I was really there! I think I'll try to track down some of my old Boy Scout buddies and see if any of them have other shots.
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    Hey Whoopsie - see my earlier post about this with some photos...actually, I am the guy that suggested this project at the paper (I work in the PR dept.). I am on a committee rolling out reprints of classic papers in the months to come, - this was our kick off - gad you enjoyed it. It's rare that I get to combine one of my personal interests with work.
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    Some of you may or may not be aware that I work at a New York newspaper (Newsday). We have been publishing since 1940 and a lot of history has happened over those years. Last November we did a re-issue of our first Thanksgiving edition from 1940 and surprised subscribers with it, as a gift, rolled into their normal paper. The feedback was huge. People loved reading the old news stories, looking at the classic ads and trying to match classic locations with what is there now. This led into a creation of what we are calling The Vault project. Being a history buff, I was placed on the committee to explore further reprints delivered to subscribers. We plan to issue classic editions on a regular basis for subscribers who Opt in. The first two are, however, being included in all editions as an introduction. Last January we started meeting to select dates of papers to re-issue. For the kick-off we wanted something up beat on the cover. Not an easy task as most cover stories are hard news and rarely good news. I came up with a list for the committee to consider, Apollo landing on the moon, World Series editions, stories about the old Grummen Aircraft Factory. But, topping the list, the opening of the '64 World's Fair. That's what will be reprinted for this weekend, our first edition of the new program! It's been a real chore sitting on this info since the decision in January but now I can tip my hand. I'm working to have a very limited supply to offer to our community though those details are still being finalized. Check out these quick photos I took of one of the first prints:
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    You may recall that the total model was not universally lit. Each section was spotlighted during the audio presentation. I wasn't always aimed in the right direction at the right time, but I'm glad I tried.
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    Did you know the Beatles appeared at the Ford Pavilion during the Fair? It looks like some of the Disney Imagineers had some fun with this part of the International Gardens display.
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    There's nothing like a million bucks to catch one's attention.
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    In 64 I drove the open air Glide A Ride on the night shift through the center of the fair. Those balmy summer nights were the best. Colorful lights and illuminated fountains all around. It was beautiful.
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    I found the General Foods Arches more impressive if you looked beyond the electric sign-boards.
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    Jim, to be honest I never really *looked* at the cards, or at least I haven't in a really, really long time. I didn't notice that there was an actual game on them. Would be interested in seeing all the cards? It wouldn't take too much effort for me to sort, shoot, and upload the pics for you. Now that Bill has changed my member status I can properly manage files in the forum. Thanks Bill Cotter!
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    I know what you mean. I didn't miss wearing a tie to work, but now some people show up looking like they just got down with a workout at the gym.
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    Bill - we were talking about this at work the other day. Girls had to wear dresses to school until about 1970 and the workplace was ties and suits until a few years ago. Friday casual has become the standard before we knew what hit us. I have to say THANK Goodness. However, there are those that push even that to the limits. Kind of like us girls rolling our skirts up so we had mini skirts that our parents would never approve of.
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    Or a digital-analog converter box, shown here driving a two-years-later 21-inch model.
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    I don't know if Moses ever made it into the Hall of Education during its brief presence at the Fair so he may have not had the opportunity to see "Reflexions" and complain. However, my guess is that his attitude toward nudity in art was similar to that of most Americans, i.e., it is OK in "high art" such as paintings on a canvas or a statue, but obscene if it is in "low art" such as a topless puppet or a painting of a nude on the nose of a WW-2 bomber. I believe that the two statues that remain at FMCP, "The Rocket Thrower" and "Freedom of the Human Spirit" both involve nude figures, if I remember correctly. Moses reportedly took a very active interest in the sculptures at the Fair so he no doubt approved them. If you followed the brouhaha over the Mermaid Parade pictures on this site earlier this year you know that this distinction still exists in the minds of many Americans, including some of our own members. It may not be logically consistent but who says people are rational!