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About globetrotter64

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  1. Hi,

    I know you haven't been on this site for a while, but I'm researching one of the Homer Laughlin plates from the 1939 World's Fair and saw that you presented about ceramics at the fair. The presentation you posted no longer works, but I was hoping to ask you some questions or see if you still had access to certain photographs.

    Thanks - artemis2634

  2. Strange TV Find

    The Middleton Family is one of my favorite fair movies. I am looking though for the other part of the "Double Feature" - You Can Have Everything. If anyone ever finds a copy please do let me know. The ad below is from The Westinghouse Magazine Oct. 1939.
  3. Strange TV Find

    I was finally able to get this off my DVR. I have placed the 12 min movie in my dropbox for now. You can view it here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/50bvnkjcr4efvhj/WF%20Fantasy5.mpg?dl=0 (sound starts about 45 sec into the movie) FYI you don't need a dropbox account to view this - just close the pop-up that asks you to sign in.
  4. Strange TV Find

    I was able to DRV it on the next loop. I will see if I can get it to a DVD now....
  5. Strange TV Find

    I caught this little film tonight. Really fun little film. I use an antenna to watch TV. It was Over the Air on channel 32.5 in the San Francisco Bay Area. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KMTP-TV). I don't know if/when it will play again.
  6. New York Public Library Pictures

    Not sure when the library added the new photos, it has been awhile since I checked. There are now 13,492 :blink: http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgtitle_tree.cfm?level=1&title_id=359208&word= Lots more Westinghouse photos and I am not sure what else OVER 3000 new images!!!
  7. New York Public Library Pictures

    The New York Library now has 10197 images! http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgtitle_tree.cfm?level=1&title_id=359208&word= Lots of great new photos. I could not figure out a way to just look at the new ones they posted though - if you find a way, please post it since there may be still more images coming! If you search make sure to search by all the ways you can think of. Plurals are only found if you add the S for instance. Sometimes the pictures are labled with an early name like shelter for the home furnishing building. Have a great weekend!
  8. The American Potter Exhibit

    Several people shared pictures with me of pottery from the exhibit. You can find these on the "Pottery Pictures" Page Link. (The links are along the left side of the American Potter Exhibit Page.) http://silvaire8.web.officelive.com/default.htm Thanks to everyone who shared pictures. They are great! Enjoy
  9. The American Potter Exhibit

    The presentation on the American Potter Exhibit in April in Pittsburg went well and the Hall Collectors enjoyed it. One person from this list attended also. I finally found the time to format the presentation for the web. I imported the PowerPoint presentation and then added and changed some things. It does not make for a great website format but I thought some of you might enjoy seeing the information. I still have some larger pictures to add when I have the time. http://silvaire8.web.officelive.com/default.htm I did a quick proof of the website but I am sure there are some typing errors. If you see errors in content or broken links or just have questions or comments please let me know. (This website is just for fun and interest)
  10. I woke up this morning to an interview of the author, Jill Jones, of this book on KGO radio in San Francisco. John Rothman was the host. You can download the audio at http://www.kgoam810.com/Article.asp?id=49920 Choose Sunday May 10 5:00-6:00AM (I think they only keep the files online for a week) - - Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count) - -
  11. The Ferro Porcelain Enamel Mural

    molassesonassis thanks for sharing the pictures of the Ferro mural! You can see pictures of the mural in the original location in the New York Public Library web picture collection http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital...t+williams+fair AND http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital...fm?keyword=boza I love the picture of the furnace where the enamel mural was fired. (Danial Boza was the Cleveland artist that executed the mural.) Make sure to go on to the second picture in each of the expanded pictures to see the writing on the back. Note: The above two links are from seaching the NYPL World's Fair pictures for Scott Williams fair and then for Boza http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital...59208&word=
  12. New York Public Library Pictures

    Everything seems to be working when I checked this morning. It is faster today too. I found though that you must be creative when you search. For instance I am looking for pictures from the Home Furnishings/America at Home building. I can search on those words and I do find some wonderful pictures. But when I searched on community interest I found more pictures. Another fun search is to search on the word - unidentified - OR - decorative structure - Actually I am glad they are not waiting until they have positively IDed something before posting the pictures. This way we get to see the pictures! I had a lot of fun looking at the new pictures. Can't wait until the next batch.....
  13. New York Public Library Pictures

    I just tried to look at the pictures. While the thumbnails are there the links to the larger pictures don't seem to be working yet. Hopefully they will get it fixed up soon. (The thumbnails are interesting too though...)
  14. New York Public Library Pictures

    More pictures have been added to the New York Library collection. They are now in the "E's" with 4,596 .... I know what I will be doing today... (The link to the pictures is in the first message of this topic)
  15. April 18th 2009 in Pittsburg PA, I will be giving a presentation at the Hall China Convention titled "The American Potter Exhibit at the World of Tomorrow". This exhibit was in the Home Furnishings/America at Home building. Homer Laughin China Company, The Hall China Company, The Edwin M. Knowles China Company, The Paden City Pottery Company, The Cronin China Company, and the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters sponsored the exhibit. I have been gathering information on this exhibit for about a year and have information from original articles from 1938-1940 to share along with other information and images. I was privileged to interview and video tape the retired chairman of the board of Hall China who attended the fair as a boy with his father in 1939. That interview will be part of the presentation. A big thank you to several people on this site who have generously shared information! If you would like more information about this convention please contact me through send a message.