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    Nice! I have a collection of postcards from this Expo.
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    In truth, the Quebec separatist movement was not remotely active in 1967. Canadians often refer to 1967 as "the last good year." The Parti Quebecois did not yet exist and eight months after Expo ended its run, Pierre Trudeau, a remarkable combination of Anglophone and Francophone Canada and his Liberals were swept into office. Mr Trudeau once said while speaking to a crowd at the Forum in Montreal: "My name is Pierre Elliott Trudeau. I am Canada," in reference to his English middle name and French last name. There was no anti-American sentiment in Quebec to speak of. There were anti-Vietnam War sentiments, but no episodes of anti-Americanism I've ever heard of or read about. Expo was heavily marketed to the US Northeast and hundreds of thousands of US citizens converged on Montreal and were warmly welcomed. When Mrs. Kennedy and, earlier, Senator Robert Kennedy visited Expo, tens of thousands of Canadians cheered them. Even LBJ received a warm welcome. US television shows broadcast from Expo throughout 1967. Three US states had pavilions at Expo. Americans learned a great deal about Canada that year and US visitors were treated with great respect. The license plates, the year before, still read "La Belle Province"--a welcoming greeting. For one year they read Expo 67 and Confederation. They would return to La Belle Province for a few more years before Je Me Souviens appeared on the tags--a clear reference to the French history of Quebec many Francophones believed had been lost on the Plains of Abraham during the Seven Years (French and Indian) War. It would be incorrect to confuse Canadian pride with anti-American sentiment. Expo gave Canadians a new sense of self. They had a brand new flag; it was their centennial year and Expo sparked a dynamism Canada had never really felt before. That nation of 20 million people had pulled off the absolute impossible. They built an exposition that shattered attendance records and became the most significant world exposition of the Twentieth Century. Canada had emerged on the world stage. Almost any Canadian would say that two precise moments defined Canada in the 20th Century: The 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge (fifty years prior to Expo) and Expo itself. If Canadians preferred Expo's style and focus to that of the New York Fair which had failed to attract the predicted crowds, that was not anti-Americanism. It was a good practical decision. Rather than pavilions celebrating American corporate achievements, Expo focused on Canadian interests and international cooperation on an epic scale. Evidence of the sense of nationalism felt by Canadians, including those who lived in Quebec, would be the outrage when Charles de Gaulle shouted "Vive le Quebec Libre" from the Montreal City Hall in July of 1967 and, while some Francophones cheered him, he was bashed by the Quebec and Ottawa government, the press and asked to leave Canada. He did the next day. Things changed after 1967 just as they did in the US. The last two years of the decade were turbulent and 1970 was violent (Kent State in the US, and the murder of Pierre Laporte whose body was actually found at Man and His World in an automobile trunk). It was the terrorist group, the FLQ, which claimed responsibility and PM Trudeau instituted martial law in Montreal. The Parti-Quebecois formed and tried to lead Quebec out of Canada but was often thwarted by Mr Trudeau who made Canada bilingual, allowed for special recognition of Quebec cultural differences, gave Canada a Charter of Rights and Freedoms and made Canada a Federation for the first time. I do not know about the impact of the separatist movement in Quebec on the rest of the US, but it gained significant attention in the US Northeast and NYS in particular. An independent Quebec, even though it would have likely included the St. Lawrence River Valley and no more (not even Montreal which twice voted to reject separation) would have had profound impact on trade, the Seaway, hydroelectric power (Marcy South originates in Quebec), tourism, rail traffic--you name it--on New York State and its 20 million people. I've taught Canadian history, so this explains my comments here. Also, I visited both expositions. I was most fortunate to have had two such experiences. I had a good time in New York. I enjoyed it very much although I knew, at 13, that there was just too much corporate hype and very few international exhibits. But Expo took my breath away when I was 15. Montreal was the coolest place I had ever visited. I got to see more of the world than I have been able to see since then. I loved Expo.
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    I remember how my mom decided which pavilions to see and which to avoid in1965. The ones we saw were highly recommended by friends who had already visited the Fair. The ones she chose to avoid had more to do with product disappointment on her part than on the recommendation (or lack thereof) of friends. She had an almost pathological dislike for all things Westinghouse and it was all because of a Westinghouse washing machine that spent more time spewing soap suds and getting repaired than it ever did washing clothes. She detested that machine and the fact she had spent hard earned money on it. In 1965, she walked right past their pavilion and, at the time, their slogan was "You Can Be Sure If It's Westinghouse." She added: "You can be sure it's junk." As for RCA, her reasoning wasn't so much that the product was bad but that color television was some sort of commercial trap. She and my father "tested" an RCA color television set a few months prior to our visit to the Fair. They got it from Sears or somewhere on a three or four day loan. She grew to hate it over those few days because none of her favorite shows were in color and she and my father were "forced" to watch shows they disliked just because they were in color. She really looked at it this way. After a few days, she ordered the thing out of the house and my parents bought a black and white Zenith instead--the last black and white they ever bought. But that beast must have lasted another ten or twelve years. It was certainly worth the money and didn't owe us a thing when it finally croaked. Needless to say, there was no way in heaven or hell my mother was going to walk into that RCA pavilion in New York. She knew RCA and their color televisions were nothing but a snare.
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    To My Friends and Fellow NYWF Enthusiasts: It is with mixed feelings that I must tell you that the three images above complete my collection of the Fair itself. It has been a long but rewarding effort to resurrect and publish so many hundreds of slides. Without the enthusiastic support of the Community, I would not have had the energy and determination to take on one of the busiest tasks in my career. Thank you so much for making me feel welcome, and helping me to realize that my contributions were often rare and unique. With your indulgence, I have one more project related to the fair, a photo-essay of my nostalgic return to Flushing Meadows seven years after the close of the fair---in the summer of 1972. It will be in several parts, recording my tour of the grounds and reflecting on its fate. I'm putting it together currently, and hope to begin posting soon.
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    A corner of Coca Cola? Don't think I've seen that fountain before. If her shoes match the outfit, that may be as far as she got before getting sore feet.
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    Great interior photos- very rare for this pavilion.
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    Let's go to Expo and climb on things! We can start at the Austria pavilion. After we warm up on the big wooden sculpture that stone one looks mighty interesting.
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    George, I guess I got good shoots because there were so many good subjects to choose from. I used Ektachrome 120 slide film cropped to superslide size and hand-mounted onto plastic frames. My camera was a twin-lens reflex, which, unfortunately, didn't have telephoto or wide angle accessories. I tended to "push the envelope" a little, which got me some privileged shots of the Bell System, Travelers Insurance, etc. But mostly it was patience, and the powerful impression that the fair made on me. It is wonderful that these slides have finally found a home among those of you who really appreciate them. I think that providing a nostalgic return to almost-forgotten memories is one of the best gifts I can offer, and, believe me, the pleasure is as much mine as yours! The responses of the Community to these long-ago efforts have added a whole new dimension to my later years, for which I thank you all. I couldn't think of a happier occasion than to meet all of you personally and share memories of this great Fair!
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    Folks, I just added an AUDIO file to the solar fountain photos (0:24), to enhance your viewing pleasure!
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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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    Remember when heliports were going to be a thing? lol Sometimes, when I play GTA4, Liberty City, I'll land a copter on top of their version of the old Pan Am tower just for the hell of it. Their tiny version of the fair doesn't have the 64 heliport building, but the NY Pavilion is represented and you can climb the towers!
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    Tracked her down and just got this reply from her: Thank you for sending the picture. We went there for the day as a school trip from Brockville. I don’t remember the pictures being taken, were they done by the school? I do remember it was the best outing I had ever been on and there was so much to see. If you could send more pictures that would be great.
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    Festival... Federal... almost the same word for a french guy thanks Joey !
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