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    Hi All, New photographs everyone! Since my Mom died in January, killed by a nursing home in no short order in front of my very helpless eyes (I can't believe I wish I was a lawyer), I have been dealing with serious PTSD and a host of other health problems - hence my lack of posts. I am down to 106 lbs, 80/40 BP and pulse 101! I am getting help folks I was going through some Hiroshima blast materials and other for sale and a found a little brown envelope with these in. I bought them earlier this year. I tried to clean them up best I could. BTW, the book on my ship, R.M.S. Mauretania Queen of the Ocean, that I have been working on with author David Hutchings for at least 13 years, is out this November! It is available in pre-order from Amazon. Published by the History Press. It is a great volume and I strongly recommend it - a great price as well for the content which is amazing. Best of all books on this subject and I have helped with more than one... Here we Have the view coming down from the Helicline in 1939. July 26th to be exact. This view is notable for the view through and out the other side of the Helicline! A great composition that shows the metal wire-work in the Plexiglas(?) Helicline walls, with the RCA tower way off in the distance. I am sure I have the material noted somewhere. As discussed elsewhere, this is a two-way out affair - staircase and to its left, lower, even with the Platform (closest to us). The wind at this height of 65 feet - that of the Rocket Thrower (or George Washington if you will) - can almost be felt. A bit of selective focus has been employed. I know the Trylon is fuzzy - I can't deal with that right now. I hope you like it! Eric
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    Hi All, No caption needed. July 26th, 1939. Did he make it? 950 feet down...excellent composition with a sense of urgency hard to capture... This is the best photograph I have seen of these exits, period. The "door" on the far right is not an exit. Perhaps some utility closet or other. Who knows. This is a slight crop actually...and hold on to your hats ladies! The wind up here - something else! Also, see the two guys talking to each other on the right from the staircase. The guy picking up the futuristic litter is a nice touch. PS - That hat is up there with the one awhile ago near the Lagoon of Nations...
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    Opening Day was coming up fast! Newly restored 35mm slide.
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    Finally! It took longer that most world's fairs take from conception to demoilition, but the NY WF Christian Science Pavilion skylight is finally up! Some finishing touches and night lighting still need to be worked on, but am very pleased. A garden will be added around it this spring, but am hoping to do some seasonal and holiday lighting with it this year.
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    Look for news on new CDs very soon...
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    The police are on to you! Newly restored 35mm slide from 1964.
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    This photo is a copy of a Life magazine photo taken shortly before the fair opened. If you look closely you can see construction materials still on the ground. This is the original photo with the Life watermark on it.
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    In 1938 Max Fleischer made an interesting cartoon entitled <a href=" " target="_blank">All's Fair at the Fair</a>. A hayseed couple visits the fair as Fleischer imagined it. There are lots of robots, but no sign of Elektro.
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    The once mighty Bell System pavilion succumbs to the wreckers. Newly restored large format slide. This one really hurts as Bell was one of my favorite pavilions.
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