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    Newly restored 35mm slide. I am working on a Fair calendar for 2020 - anyone interested in one of aerial views?
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    Over 41 years of teaching high school and college history classes I often told stories about this fair, about Expo 67 and about many of the great world expositions. Each was a snapshot of a moment in time and a reflection of the hopes, dreams and even fears of their respective age. Almost to a person, students expressed disbelief that such events came and went and even defined an era. They were stunned that so little remains of any of these events and many expressed regret that they might never experience anything quite like these ephemeral fairs.
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    I would give just about anything to have one hour at the 1939 Fair and if all I was able to see was the Trylon and Perisphere I would be very happy.
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    I learn something new EVERYtime you post things Bill. Really, you need to stop doing that. This guy founded the way modern drummers work! Gene Krupa wiki page
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    It's ROLOC slide SF-12B, "Model City & Port Kobe".
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    Never saw a bow like this! Is that permanent or temporary catwalk? No other info on pic. Eric?
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    A detail from new acquisition. January 4th, 1939. This is a but a crop - the whole image shows the entire Fair - literally all - all parking lots, both lakes, all Governments, even the Marina and air/sea arrival area. I once sold an original print of this - but that was actually a crop and I did not know it! This is a slightly smaller print, but the whole image uncropped and likely a contact print. Full size here - click and enjoy
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    It's interesting to compare the two photos that started this thread. It looks to me like the lighting system was turned off while the workers were installing a new picture (I guess kind of like installing wallpaper!- weren't they printed in large strips?) The workers might have 'cooked' had the lights been turned on while they were up their working! Anyway, once the lights were turned back on, take a look at the other photo. As explained in the technical article that da'Bench pointed to, the pigments and paper were specially made to produce extremely high reflective properties when hit with the right kind of bright lights - using VERY high wattage, which was adjustable for different ambient light situations (cloudy day, bright day, night, etc.) It made the photos practically 'pop off the screen' to the naked eye. As a kid visiting the Fair, those photos were simply overwhelming- I'd never seen anything like it- and I probably never have since. Bill's photos (and some others on his CD's) of the Kodak Pavilion are excellent, but I don't think ANY 35mm (or other) film could capture and successfully reproduce the effect that these large viewing screens were able to produce in person. Randy
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