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About Jim

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  • Birthday 12/27/1951

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    I live in a small town in Upstate New York, south of Syracuse.
  1. Not sure I've ever seen the flags hanging so limply on the poles before seeing this photo.
  2. Without anything surrounding it, it is evident just how large the NYC Building really is. Its art deco stye is much more evident as well.
  3. The last part of the story is believable. The idea that it was removed down to its actual concrete foundation and then filled in from that point makes sense. It's possible that demolition debris may have also been used to fill the hole. Beyond that, any idea that the home somehow still exists buried like a Roman villa in Pompeii with preserved artifacts, is fantasy. If anything is still there it has to just be the basic concrete foundation on which it was built.
  4. Great shot, Bill.
  5. My guess is that we won't see one of those helmets on eBay because, hopefully, they seemed as incredibly ridiculous in 1965 as they do today and nobody bought one.
  6. It's really rather strange. It was opening day and that's the image that was used?
  7. I could debate whether that statue really is "beautiful." It seems far more gratuitous than beautiful to me but art is in the taste of the beholder. Black and white photos have a clarity and a warmth like no other.
  8. Wonderful shot. Look at how fresh the former Aquacade appears in this photograph. I really like the black and white.
  9. What a great photo of a Wells Fargo wagon. It reminds me of that great tune from The Music Man. The Wells Fargo wagon was like UPS and FedEx rolled into one in its day. I know you asked about the building but it is the wagon that caught my eye.
  10. I wonder what 1939 treasures could be found just beneath that soil that were forever lost as the new fair was built.
  11. In one of her incredibly humorous books, Jean Kerr (author of Please Don't Eat the Daisies) recounts the story of how one of her kids who might have been just five or six at the time, wanted to know if Jean had ever been selected to be Miss Rheingold. That would have been in the very early 1960s and in the NYC metro area, Miss Rheingold was everywhere and probably better known than the mayor. But that was a long time ago.
  12. I wonder if Miss Rheingold was there.
  13. Bill, I saw the post above. I lost a younger brother last year. It's a hell of a blow. I am so sorry for your loss and have a sense of your grief. Best, Jim
  14. I think much of the NYWF Corporation materials and the logo were copyrighted in 1961. You have a great find there.
  15. A German architect who fled the Third Reich in 1938, Ferdinand Kramer, proposed a concept for a Freedom Pavilion for the NYWF but it never materialized. He was involved in several smaller NYWF projects but whatever he had in mind for that pavilion did not happen.