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  1. So much for the polls

    Hmm. My slides have portraits of both candidates by the meter?
  2. Homemade Stereo Views

    Hello, Here is one of mine - a little earlier. It is one of a two sided card. Mauretania under construction, Swan's Yards, Wallsend on Tyne, April 1907. I have about 5 of thses from 1905-1913.
  3. Truly.....The Dawn of a New Day

    I am sorry to say I must cancel this little walk :( Sincere apologies.
  4. A reference to Moses?

    Agreed - sort of Bikini Atoll meets Nathan's Coney Island. Well, there's a 39WF tie in anyway. What was the name of the fountain of th - remember The Fountain of the Atom with those playful Electrons om the Bowling Green? Those little angels or whatever holding the hot dog made me think of those. Great sculpture and those Electrons exist - as fired ceramic they are unchanged, just like the tiles deep inside Titanic's Turkish Bath.
  5. A reference to Moses?

    I wonder - I mean, the park in this cartoon appears well kept and the..structure seems maintained.
  6. Truly.....The Dawn of a New Day

    September 23rd 2007
  7. Fantastic!!! Did you notice the gold leaf grilled bookcases? What color did it seem? Warm? It was silver...
  8. Truly.....The Dawn of a New Day

    Resurrection!, Sunday (of course). One day only. Last time, last tour. September 23rd, 2018 (Autumnal Equinox). 80th Anniversary of the burial of the WESTINGHOUSE Time Capsule of Cupaloy. APP 1 pm, @ the Time Capsule. E~
  9. I am reminded of the home on LI that was listed as having the library fashioned from the Mauretania's libabry. That sycamore room is now the boardroom at Pinewood Studios. It was more fun to show the real estate agent the home photographed in the Libabry of Congress, while Mauretania still existed, with the library installed...
  10. Titanic

    An addition. A pocket watch case made from walnut from the first Mauretania (1906, fastest liner until 1929) crafted in 1935, after scrapping, likely at Hughes Bolckow by an older man, perhaps injured in the yards and now making souvenirs. Not uncommon. A glass "window", cracked (not seen here) which only adds to the presentation of the interior contents in my opinion. And inside, a fragment of the hull of Lusitania, shelter deck likely, part of a water tight door hand-gear, recovered in 1982 by Oceaneering International. Full papers, documentation & provenance.
  11. Another cover to review

    My contributions aside, I think "C" is the best cover offered. This current image, F, is only barely balanced, and I say that that of the full image, not folded. Once folded...only "C" works. I think "C" is the "final answer" in this equation. My last suggested cover may appear, to some, as distorted on the lower left, but that is the vantage and scale of the object speaking. Quite loudly I should think. If a color version follows, will the cover be restrained to this sepia wraparound format?
  12. Another cover to review

    PS - I see my gamma is off; the cover appears too light to me here. Bill, if this image file is needed I have it saved, scanned and restored, as a HUGE tiff file from when I did the illustrations and color corrections for the National Building Museum catalog/architecture text Designing Tomorrow.
  13. Another cover to review

    I believe it to be highly polished United States Steel sheeting provided by one of its subsidiaries, such as the National Tube Company, which supplied the Helicline's steel tubes. The Trylon was supplied by the Elmira, N.Y. plant of the American Bridge Company. The Perisphere's 2,050 tons of steel was fabricated at the Ambridge, Pennsylvania plant of the American Bridge Company. The underside surface shows well in this Kodachrome taken after 10 PM - when enlarged you can see how they are fixed:
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