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  1. Hello and welcome What a lovely box of memories! Yes, that is all collectible. However, I urge you to consider keeping the items your dad collected. It is very special stuff to have from your trips to the Fair. Eric
  2. Hi All, I just opened this file up above as posted - it is HUGE! Have a look! The light towers are indeed there on the Aquacade. Some 20-30% of this fair is under scaffolding here, or unfinished in some way. This is one of those few shots that have much of the fair in a single view.
  3. Here is another - a big one! 1939 Winter. March 1st, 1939. See Russia and the scaffolding on the T&P, and the Four Elements, Washington is not even there yet. No Westinghouse Tower...Carrier not finished, no GE Lightning Bolt, no Petroleum Tower, Communications Mural undone, same for De Kooning's work, GM Futurama H&H entrance seriously undone, no lighting towers on the aquacade, the ice in the lake... I could go on for some time... E
  4. Hi All, here is one from Hiroshima - I have three more that might actually be better. Rare. Early. December 1945. Heavyweight 5x7 too @ $2.10 ea! Ah, Uhh, commentary. right. This is a road near the Genbaku Dome from the appearance of the tree and the nature of the rubble - those square structures can be seen in US Army panoramics. I can not locate the specific street but this is rather close to what was then called Zero Ground. You know, much of this inner area, a few miles radius, area was covered in up to 15 feet of rubble and it was removed so very quickly in the streets. The other photographs I have are perhaps earlier and show the rubble at depth. Note most things standing are rather vertical - this might suggest close proximity to the point of explosion as vertical objects avoided much of the blast/shock as it was mostly downward. I believe this is a very strong photograph.
  5. Oh my, Bill. 1939, underexposed? Lovely, dusk? Or? This calls for an interior!
  6. Pedro, The Voder, who sang in 1940:
  7. Hi Bill, While I don't claim the skills to find it, and who knows what is was posted under, but I think there is one already posted in here. I also remember a "frame" to put your camera in. They were both yellow. I'd have to look at my slides. can only suggest that you already know where they were. Look at all the "generic" slides of Britain for example - almost all identical angle of incidence. Best, Eric
  8. This is not them, but someone asked about painted things on the pavement - there were the Kodak "feet" which we thank for so many generic photograph albums and slideboxes.
  9. Here is one I have not shown before. Final surfacing, March 1939.
  10. The most elusive and ethereal - perhaps unrecorded and something I can't imagine - would be the "music" emanating from the base of the Perisphere.
  11. Hurricanes or Zombies I am there.
  12. Really cool Bill - surprising too.Thinking of the Kent. Lemme look again...
  13. Also it is 1940 and this kid is on something not too far off from a stroller/thingie. Granted you can't hide a bomb in that... My Corona Gates: February 1939, early with snow and bare trees - fresh terracotta paint on the RR mural. These gates were huge.
  14. Hi Bill, Is this is the staircase that "all" the Motoman shots were taken from? I see the Planned Kitchen... The "Electricity Saves Time" thing is not unlike the contraption in "The Pit and the Pendulum when you see it in motion! Eric
  15. Bill is right, The escalator, signage ad windows are the tells. So that must be Operations in the distance?