waynebretl

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    Rancho Sahuarita, Arizona
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    NYWF 1964/65. RCA Pavilion, and all the big industrial pavilions, especially Disney-created, including Illinois; Bel-Gem Waffles!

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  1. thanks
  2. Thanks for the link, and thanks to Craig!
  3. Looks to me like you should reverse that - our photographer is not interested in the kid, just cannot wait for her to get out of the shot. As a photographer who doesn't like to get pictures of people in his pictures of things unless they appear to be interested in the thing, I have spent a lot of time being patient for that fleeting moment when people have moved out of shot or are turned around and actually looking at the main interest; and since Photoshop, I have on occasion removed them later if they didn't accidentally cooperate. That said, nicely posed people add interest, and a shot of a photographer and his human subject in front of the scenery could have worked (especially if it was for a Kodak ad); but not this time.
  4. I wonder what the wind was like that day? Looks like the sprays on the right are hitting their targets but the left-hand ones are falling short.
  5. The Kodak brochure "Keep a Kodak Story of the Fair" is available at https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/ead/pdf/century0002.pdf A note of interest here is that they included the text "CAMERAS ADMITTED FREE" on the cover page. The 1893 Columbian exposition had charged a photo license fee that was four times greater than the general admission, and limited the size of negatives. Saint Louis in 1904 issued a total of 750 photo licenses, four to women: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emme_Gerhard
  6. Hi Bill, What's under the yellow Kodak Film sign on the right? Does it show prices?
  7. These early shots sure look like a mess, but it cleaned up nicely.
  8. I was thinking the same thing.
  9. Released on opening day, but shows some sort of relief map of pavilions that bear no resemblance to the the final ones, and optimistically shows every corner of the grounds filled. http://www.ebay.com/itm/311819770953?ul_noapp=true
  10. I think there were some print articles that said that the touted "billion dollar fair" included the cost of highway construction, so maybe $500 M was spent on the fair itself and $500 M on the highways.
  11. Darn - I missed the Johnson Wax Museum when I was there. ;>)
  12. only wild thoughts: How big is it? Could it be a matchbook holder (with the striker sticking out into the open part)? Could it be a pocket ashtray? Is a cover piece for the open lower part missing? Doesn't make sense as a desk accessory, because Washington would be on the bottom. AHA! First guess wins! https://www.rubylane.com/item/566756-SI489-2HG/Glacier-National-Park-Souvenir-Matchbook-Safe
  13. http://www.nywf64.com/easkod02.shtml "Due to a last minute downpour, symbolic groundbreaking ceremonies, complete with toy shovels, were held for Eastman Kodak's Fair exhibit " "THE EASTMAN KODAK GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONIES, NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR, TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1962" Would the groundbreaking occur AFTER they were this far along? This seems to imply the photo was taken in later 1962 (?).
  14. Could it be "Park and Ride?" There seems to be a permanent light tower too.