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  1. The "Best" Takes a Little Longer

    When the said "the 'best'," they obviously weren't referring to this sign.
  2. Anyone hungry?

    Even though these prices seem cheap by today's standards, I'd say they were on the high side for 1964. I can remember ordering a cheeseburger, fries and Coke for about 45¢ at McDonalds in the mid-60s.
  3. I've also had problems posting items that were too large.
  4. Everything was so shiny and new! May 1964.

    Actually, Hannover had several landscaped areas that were unfortunately somewhat removed from the exhibition area. Also, they reflected then current tastes in landscape design, not the type of landscape that was popular in the 1960s. There were lots of drought tolerant plantings and various types of grasses.
  5. I'd love to see the renderings. Any chance you could post photos?
  6. Color Photos from 1939

    To my surprise, an editor from Atlantic contacted me by email after I pointed out the error in the comments section of the article and it was corrected.
  7. Color Photos from 1939

    Stunningly beautiful. I did see one error; #10 is the GM Pavilion, not Ford.
  8. Touring the Official Map #3

    Congratulations. I know how taxing color correcting and removing spots from old slides can be.
  9. Touring the Official Map #2

    I always assumed the trees along the Fountains of the Fairs and many others on the site dated back to the 1939-40 Fair and were carefully pruned prior to the opening of the 1964-65 Fair. Not true?
  10. The flickr account has some of the best Century of Progress photos I've ever seen. And lots of them.
  11. New Luminaries at FMCP

    These are very interesting. Too bad they can't be installed permanently throughout the park.
  12. Unbuilt Pavilions

    Expo '70 was probably the best example of combing the best of New York and Montreal. Great corporate pavilions by Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Panasonic, etc. balanced with national pavilions of the US, USSR, Britain, etc.
  13. Mexico #1: On the Outside

    They did perform at the Pepsi Cola Pavilion at Hemisfair '68.
  14. '64-65 Health Code

    More sleep-inducing than a bottle of Sominex.
  15. New York State

    As usual, wonderful shots. Thanks, Ralph.
  16. Walter's International Wax Museum #2

    These are by far the best pictures I've seen of Madame Tussaud's. It almost, but not quite, makes me think I would have spent the money for admission.
  17. Got your detective skills ready?

    What are the "crazy mirrors"??
  18. Long Beach, California was the proposed site for the Southern California World's Fair (sometimes referred to as The Planet Of Man Exposition) scheduled to run for 184 days in 1966 and 184 days in 1967 (later changed to 1967 and 1968) with an estimated attendance of 36,000,000. Attached are some site plans and pavilion designs that were assembled in 1962, which might account for the potential overlap with Expo 67 in Montréal (which originally had been scheduled for Moscow but was ultimately awarded to Montréal in 1963) and HemisFair '68 in San Antonio. The fair was to be held on the newly constructed Pier J in the Los Angeles Harbor with plans for many of the structures to be used as port facilities at the fair's close. This is the fair's logo, emphasizing Southern California and Long Beach as a hub for rail, shipping and the aircraft industry. The fair's theme was to have been "World Peace Through World Trade." McDonnell Douglas was a major employer in Long Beach at the time and the final assembly plant for the DC-8 and DC-9 commercial airplanes was located in the north part of the city.
  19. International Quickies

    Hi-balls, 90¢. I'll take a couple. Great pictures, thanks for posting.
  20. Ford #2: International Villages

    I've never quite understood the connection between these model villages and Ford.
  21. blueexpo, what time of year did you attend Expo 2015? I went the second week and experienced as you did; most pavilions you could just walk right in. I had friends who visited later and said it was quite different.
  22. Westinghouse: Time Flies

    I hope they included some film for that Polaroid Land camera.
  23. Are you going?
  24. House(s) of Good Taste

    I wonder if the room dedicated to Anita Bryant was painted orange? ;-)
  25. Better Living Center #2: Animal House

    The woman sitting on the sofa wearing the blue jacket resembles Judy Garland.
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