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    Thanks - very nice All the photos in those links that include people (and others I find on line) seem to be of events filled with dignitaries and few or none with regular fair goers. Wiki says the attendance was 3 million. Does anyone know the actual situation due to the war?
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    I got a kick out of the signage for "2000 Free Seats." - Yeah, free if you paid the 25 cents to get inside the gate! Newly restored negative.
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    Interesting. Unlike cigarette advertisements of the time which proclaimed the health benefits of the various brands, tea really appears to be beneficial. A study released just a few weeks ago suggests green tea, in particular, may help prevent a wide variety of health problems. So Mr. T. Pott was telling the truth.
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    Part of Gardens on Parade. Newly restored negative.
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    He and his clone army are everywhere!
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    You know, I saw the same guy in Caesar’s Palace in Vegas in the fall of 2008 or 2009 or was it 2017? He would not recognize me but I recognized him from pics in PTU. He was w a jovial bunch of people in Forum Shops and I didn’t want to intrude. Maybe it was contestant in Trey Callaway look alike contest. Always wondered though. Trolling for invite to see his T&P model. Trey interviewed about Manhattanhenge ep of CSI, and NICE shot of a Life Magazine open to the undersea diorama of Futurama, in this 2017 Underground Home story: https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/is-the-1960s-worlds-fair-underground-home-still-there-an-investigation
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    I see your point, Ken. Industry generally refers to manufacturing. But it also means diligence and dedicated work. Once other cities hosted fairs (19th Century) and got out of the copycat Crystal Palace business and turned their expositions into an actual community dedicated to a theme, they were far from away from a trade fair. Something entirely new was created.
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    While industry plays a large role in the great expositions, I don't think that equates them with the concept of a trade fair. The greatest fairs attracted significant international participation. Trade fairs remind me of that so-called "Kitchen Debate" when Vice President Nixon had an impromptu debate with Soviet Premier Khrushchev in Moscow in 1959. They debated who made the most and best appliances and machinery at a Moscow Trade Fair full of displays of that stuff. They stood in a model kitchen and argued about refrigerators and ovens. That's quite different from an event that hosts significant numbers of nation states highlighting their history, culture, political systems, future goals and achievements. The 1939 NYWF was no trade fair. It really was an international exposition with sixty nations participating in some significant form.
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    The info I found indicates this was an exposition where only Portuguese colonies and independent Brazil were invited to participate. The info also stated that the 1940 NYWF was a “trade fair.” Well, that’s what the internet site said but I don’t believe it!!!
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    It looks like it was about 4 city blocks long.
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    I can't imagine it was well attended at all. Maybe that's why we never hear about it!
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    I'd guess that from this angle, it looks a bit like looking up at the underside of the Tent of Tomorrow, but I could just as easily say that it evokes the flying wing of the Bell System
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    I think what the photographer is doing is taking a picture with the space park in the back round. The Saturn 5 is most likely right behind her.
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    I agree. Perfect photo and perfect time of day
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    Interesting! I think of him more from Steely Dan. Olatunji was a big deal, at least on NYC radio, w a hit in 1960 later covered by Santana. Before satellites, only place Pocaro heard and saw exotic cultures was in travelogues and... world’s fairs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drums_of_Passion
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    Interesting article but no matter how long I look at the photograph I do not see how expo 2020’s “Sustainability pavilion recalls the towers of New York’s 1964 fair.”
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    The band from Our Lady of Fatima from Jackson Heights performs at the New York State Pavilion in 1965. Newly restored 35mm slide.
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    Here the band marches out of the Tent of Tomorrow.
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    The monorail is in Wuppertal, Germany.
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    If you enter "New York World's Fair" in the webpage search, there's a great documentary about a man who shot 16mm color footage of the 1939-40 Fair on closing day.
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    Perhaps the stormy looking clouds scared them off! Newly restored 35mm slide.
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    Hi All, Best wishes for the New Year! 2020!!! Something new - two unique photographs I thought you might like...These might be among my most favorite - there are also some taken from the Helicline looking out over the lake by Amusements - all hand labelled with each building from Florida to the other side west.
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    That’s about the view the passengers of Flight 33 saw in that Twilight Zone episode.
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    And from earlier this year...from the Trylon near the top/tip...
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    They did. See Light Magazine posted in the following thread: http://www.worldsfaircommunity.org/topic/17333-lighting-at-the-fair/?tab=comments#comment-121336
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    I so clearly remember standing on the train platform and looking back over the Fair. It was early September of 1965 and it was a warm, late summer evening. The Fair glittered with such color that it has forever remained in my memory. I knew I would never see it again and I kept looking until our train arrived. I did not know the meaning of the word, ephemeral, in 1965 but I understood the concept and that I had spent two days at the event of a lifetime.
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    They never mentioned the road-kill commissary.