expoboy

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  1. I hope these booths were air conditioned.
  2. icedstitch, the reason for Eastern's limited route structure had to do with airline regulations in place until 1978. The industry was heavily regulated by the long defunct Civil Aeronautics Board. Everything from route awards, fares, inflight service, reservations systems, etc., was strictly controlled by the government. Airlines were not allowed to fail. If an airline faced severe financial difficulty and/or bankruptcy, the CAB encouraged or even forced mergers. The acquisition of Northeast Airlines by Delta Air Lines in 1972 was a prime example of such an "arranged marriage." If you look at the route maps of the three existing predominate carriers, American, Delta and United, in the late 60s and early 70s, their reach was very limited compared to today. Basically, the CAB purposely limited the operations of airlines to particular geographic regions to maintain a financially healthy and, as it was viewed at the time, safe industry. It was only during the years leading up to deregulation that the CAB granted route authority to carriers that fell outside their traditional reach. An example was Western Airlines being awarded LAX-MIA service in the mid-70s. With the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, airlines were free to enter and exit domestic routes at will and fares were determined by free market competition.
  3. Ralph, these are wonderful! This type of feature has been sorely missing from the last several world expos. What type/brand of equipment were you using when you took these shots?
  4. It sort of reminds me of the Norway Pavilion at Expo 2010. I think its purpose was the same as The Pavilion that Bill mentioned; an assembly hall and venue for smaller events like concerts and the Olympic trials.
  5. These were the second version of the restroom signage. The initial ones did not distinguish the male and female figures adequately and lots of embarrassment ensued.
  6. Not to mention immediate access to results and the ability to shift ISO at will.
  7. The exhibit list is particularly interesting. In 1964, most of those companies were unknown to Americans. Now, most of us have several of their products in our homes or garages.
  8. I wonder how much of a premium they charged for the convenience of buying film on the fairgrounds as opposed to buying it elsewhere?
  9. LOL, Jim. I agree. The incredible vista would be evident to even the least talented photographer.
  10. Was there perhaps a Kodak picture spot sign up on the tower?
  11. Watched this on Facebook last night. I could easily have sat through another 2 hours. Fascinating stuff.
  12. I can't even imagine how miserable it must have been standing on that platform in that costume on a hot, muggy August afternoon.
  13. I think he's a time traveller.
  14. Considering how far along the Kodak Pavilion is in early construction photos, I would have thought they would have been one of the very first to sign up. Looking at this map, their site is still subdivided into several smaller plots.