Marc Williams

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About Marc Williams

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    Really Loves World's Fairs
  • Birthday March 16

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  • Location Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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  1. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: Minnesota World's Fair Bid Committee   

    Maybe someone in this article can point you in the right direction.
    http://gallery400.uic.edu/blog/from-the-archive-if-the-world-is-a-circus
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  2. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: My First Autochrome/Dufay Color Slides   

    The broken images were hosted at Geocities which shut down in 2009. I looked for cached versions through Google but it was too long ago.
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  3. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: (The answer to the previous photo) United States Pavilion, Expo...   

    It's better than the McDonald's we had at Expo 2000.
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  4. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: Found a Westinghouse article   

    Westinghouse World's Fair Pavilion, Or Eliot Noyes's Huge Shiny Balls
    http://greg.org/archive/2010/08/12/westinghouse_worlds_fair_pavilion_or_eliot_noyess_huge_shiny_balls.html
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  5. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: Badges and Forum Icons   

    You mean this one? I did it really quickly from the patent document.
     

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  6. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: Another HoJo's Goes...   

    It's similar to what happened with Bill Knapp's here in Michigan. They allowed their restaurants to age with their clientele. When they attempted to modernize they alienated the oldsters and failed to attract families with children.
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  7. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: Badges and Forum Icons   

    Thanks everyone! Except for 1933-34 the 1920 to 1939 section has an image for every forum.
    Like 1933-34, the 1939-40 NYWF is a difficult one. There are so many variations on the Trylon and Perisphere. I made the image currently in use based on this tempera painting but I'm unsatisfied with the result. Any suggestions?
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  8. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: South Korea Pavilion, Expo 2015, Milan, Italy #Expo2015...   

    Is it supposed to look like that?
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  9. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: How Do I Comment On Posts???   

    Members should be able to reply in the ExpoMuseum forum. He doesn't check in as often as he used to due to his work. You may not hear back from him.
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  10. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: How Do I Comment On Posts???   

    Urso is keeping busy working at Expo 2015. A few days ago I paused the feed because the Latest Posts list was becoming all Expo 2015 photos. There's no way to exclude feed posts and I was afraid other posts to the community would get lost. (I can turn it back on, let me know)
    I don't remember turning off replies for that forum. I'm sure there was a reason.
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  11. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: Badges and Forum Icons   

    Thanks Bill! They have been added to the community.
    We have images for most fairs from 1939 to the present. I'm wondering if the Community can help out with fairs before 1939. The best bet will be seals or medals from the earlier fairs. What we have so far has been sourced from academic and public domain archives or images people have placed in the public domain. Finding something usable has been pretty difficult for the more obscure fairs.
    Century of Progress has also been difficult. I found a 1933 flag on Pinterest and after some straightening I think I can come up with something in Adobe Illustrator. I welcome suggestions if anyone has a better variation on the graphic.

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  12. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: How Do I Comment On Posts???   

    Here's a handy graphic incorporating the advice from Randy and Mike.

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  13. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: Installing System Security Updates Today   

    When you're on mobile that's the star icon at the top.
    Or this address: http://www.worldsfaircommunity.org/new-content/ 
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  14. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: Badges and Forum Icons   

    You may have noticed updated badges appearing with your posts. Some of them include RCA, the Heinz pickle pin, It's a Small World, and several others. I add them as I create them and eventually I'll post a guide. Members get the pickle pin after 57 posts.
    I am also updating the forum icons with fair logos. I'm working on fairs since 1958 because they all had a logo. I'm looking for good scans of 1988 and the 1992 fairs.
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  15. Marc Williams added a post in a topic: A new option to reduce stress on the system   

    I'll look into that. It should be only Admins can start topics in this forum and any member can reply. 
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