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Randy Treadway

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    World's Fairs, of course!
  1. Looks like they're banging on the machine to get their money back.
  2. The sign for the American Express Money Tree

    Nice find Bill!
  3. A different angle on Bourbon Street

    Wow... not a visitor in sight. Where are the nuns hiding?
  4. The New York State Pavilion at night

    Was this on top of the mezzanine, or perhaps in one of the rooms inside it? I'm wondering how we missed getting this disk/lollipop garden on the mezzanine map.
  5. Someone sure had a good parking spot!

    Maybe the camera was steady and a big earthquake hit Montreal. :D
  6. A favorite shot from the Fair

    Well, Wayne, you know, the digital result fades after a few years. LOL
  7. Robert kopple

    Welcome!
  8. $9.95 in 1964 but would be something like $70 or $80 today. I would think few people back then could have afforded a price like that.
  9. Given the interest in the current eruption in Hawaii, this would have been an interesting Pavilion to visit. The Hawaii Building at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Here is a description that I found: After Kalākaua's death in 1891, his sister Lili‘uokalani assumed the throne. Though she tried to restore monarchical power through a new constitution, she was met with resistance by a clandestine Annexation Club, which eventually overthrew her and established a provisional government in 1893. After the promulgation of the 1887 Bayonet Constitution and the 1893 coup, a gradual but forceful erasure of Native Hawaiian art, culture, and history ensued. By 1893, the imaging of Native Hawaiians at the world fairs had dramatically altered. The Hawaiian exhibit at the World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893 was organized by settler Hawaiians who were rallying for American annexation and trying to encourage tourism and more white settlement in the Islands. The main feature of the display was the cyclorama of the Kilauea volcano painted by Chicago artist Walter Burridge, located near the Ferris Wheel and surrounded by the American Indian Village, Algerian and Tunisian Village, and East Indian Palace in the entertainment district of the exhibition known as the Midway Plaisance.51 Lorrin A. Thurston, a prominent leader in the overthrow of the monarchy and Annexation Club, initiated and promoted this concession.52 Another Chicago artist, Ellen Rankin Copp, modeled a monumental twenty-five foot statue of "Pele, the Goddess of Fire," seated on a lava flow wielding a torch in one hand with her other hand ready to pitch a mass of lava, which decorated the entrance to the cylindrical building housing the cyclorama53 (figure 17), a clear gesture towards the eroticization and trivializing of Native Hawai‘i and its declining power to represent itself. The volcano concession also advertised the first hula troupe to perform at a world fair, accentuating the shift in the character of Native Hawaiian displays in international exhibitions from sovereign, historically-situated, and modern self-presentation to feminized, exotic, tourist curiosity.54 This representational trend continued and expanded into the twentieth century so that by the time of the Pan-American Exposition in 1901 (at Buffalo, New York), which took place after the annexation of Hawai‘i by the United States had been accomplished through persistent lobbying on the part of haole leaders of what had become the Republic of Hawai‘i in 1894, the principal popular image of Native Hawaiians consisted of topless or barely clad "hula-hula girls" (figure 18) and male troubadours who performed in the "Hawaiian Village," an orientalist-styled structure on the Midway. Their exhibition now closely conformed to the exotic and erotic spectacles of "other" non-European colonized peoples.
  10. Anyone ever hear of the Love Tree before?

    Seeing as how the stadium is centered on the U.S. Pavilion footprint, I guess this tree is under the grandstand.
  11. The Avenue Of Commerce

    There are those who count sheep to get to sleep at night. Then there are those of us who count luminaires.... I would definitely drift off before I counted all of them in THIS picture! Counting nuns is a little different. Going through thousands of photos LOOKING for nuns---- LOL -- that's in a category all its own.
  12. Uniroyal Giant Tire in the Wild

    I think you can still special order whitewalls, along with sidewall stripes in various colors and widths.
  13. It's time once again to play "Name That Tune!"

    Yes, the commission for Fair is Fair went to Richard Rogers. Recordings and sheet music of Fair is Fair are frequently for sale on eBay. It's not in the same regard as one of the many R & M Broadway show tunes. Perhaps Hammerstein not being there to contribute left it hollow.
  14. Info on where the windmill from the LIRR exhibit went

    Nice find!
  15. They would bring an animal out in front of "Animal State University" in order to entice people to buy a ticket to go inside to see the show.
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