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  1. A reference to Moses?

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

    September 23rd 2007
  3. Fantastic!!! Did you notice the gold leaf grilled bookcases? What color did it seem? Warm? It was silver...
  4. 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~
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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:
  10. Another cover to review

    Rough mockup with wraparound. This one also works folded - retains its composition:
  11. Another cover to review

    PS - I guess it is hard to see but the back cover is actually construction as well. See scaffold on Trylon.
  12. Another cover to review

    Thanks Wayne. To your point - indeed! I was watching THX1138 while composing it. The first few minutes show an old "Buck Rogers" serial coming attraction, and then the dim/bleak film proper ("reality") starts with so much geometry and contrast. When I did cover consultation work with Tempus and others they did not have this stipulation re wraparound. I don't understand it - the spine text will indeed be printed correctly either way so it must be some formatting brand-regularity thing? Why lose the potential of showing a second image on the back cover that could serve sales and aesthetics even more? As Bill said, unfortunate.
  13. Another cover to review

    PS - Can you show the cover you mentioned that looks like mine? I am very curious to see it.
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