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  1. Hi, I'm New

    Welcome, Lawrence. If you scan the various threads, there is a ton of information regarding the 1964-65 Fair as well as many other past, future and proposed world's fairs. Have fun!
  2. Anyone experiencing performance issues?

    Performance issues? Sounds like a topic for another chat site. ;-) Working fine here
  3. I was promised these . . . And ended up with this . . .
  4. The Probability Machine at IBM

    Did the Probability Machine appear in the final cut? I don't recall seeing it.
  5. What is the barren lot to the lower right of the Meadow Lake Bridge? Site of the proposed American Indian Pavilion?
  6. It's a shame the "birdcage" wasn't kept.
  7. The wait is almost over!

    The choice of cover art really works. Good selection!
  8. Suppose we did get a time machine...

    I have some US proof sets that I've bought over the years starting with my birth year of 1952. Also a few Canadian proof-like sets. My specialty is classic commemorative silver. As you probably know, a few matte proof specimens were struck by Mint Director John Sinnock for his personal collection and now fetch tens of thousands of dollars if and when they come up for auction. You are right about cameo proof coins from the 1936-1968 period. I think the intent was to produce uniformly mirrored proof coins and cameos were the rare exception. Do you remember F.J. Vollmer, a dealer back in the 60s who specialized in cameo or "frosted" proof coins? BTW, beautiful proof Barber dime you had.
  9. Suppose we did get a time machine...

    Hey fellow numismatist. What I wouldn't give for a 1936 deep mirror cameo proof set!!!!!!
  10. Spot the celebrity!

    Hmmmm, doesn't look much like Tallulah to me.
  11. Expo '70 held the record one-day attendance figure until Expo 2010. September 5, 1970, 835,832 visitors were recorded, with several thousand turned away. The following day, the attendance reached 777,098 with officials closing the gates at 3 p.m., turning away thousands.
  12. This wonderful shot, Kodachrome I assume, was posted on one of my aviation-related Facebook pages. Amazing they were able to get a crisp and clear image from one moving aircraft to another.
  13. I second waynebretl; thanks for the like to California Gold. Loved Huell Howser and this program.
  14. Thanks for the information. When I used Kodachrome, it was available in ASA/ISO 25 and 64. I didn't realize the original film stock was that slow.
  15. I wonder what the thought was behind these

    Maybe they were there as a reference point for fairgoers to locate an entry/exit point to the grounds.
  16. A different angle on Chun King

    I'm always up for a 99¢ Chinese dinner.
  17. Bill, I noticed the link for the architect's model of the Hall of Education is bad.
  18. Chrysler star salesmen trip/tour documents

    I thought the same thing about the only single people being women. Actually, I found a couple single men on the list.
  19. An interesting find about the proposed 1996 Budapest World's Fair. The site was to have been divided between the Buda side of the Danube River and Margitsziget (Margaret's Island). Initial plans called for a joint exhibition in Vienna and Budapest in 1995. When Vienna lost interest, it was rescheduled for 1996 to celebrate the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of the Hungarian state. Sadly, it was never held.
  20. Progressland model up for auction

    This belongs in the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.
  21. Happiness is...

    I think those are part of the roof of the International Carrefour in La Ronde.
  22. I just saw a great 10 minute MGM "TravelTalks" newsreel of the 1937 Paris Exposition on Turner Classic Movies. A fairly comprehensive tour of the international pavilions (Nazi Germany conspicuously avoided) and French provincial/colonial exhibits. Also some good footage of the illuminated fountain/firework display over the Seine. All in glorious color!
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