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  1. Hi, Thanks everyone :D I am glad you liked it. I have just a few of these pre-fair large publicity shots and I really like this one as it can really provide a sense of scale once the height and dimensions are imaginable. Not a climb for the faint of heart! The only others I had or have seen (and sold) were from Herb Rolfes - perhaps 4 or 5 just of this subject, and so long ago from Herb himself. Best wishes, and Happy Holidays! Eric
  2. Hi All, I wanted to share a new 11x14 photo I added to my collection. Late 1938, Perisphere nearing completion from the highest point available. You can see the Observation Platform and also the edge of the Trylon on the far right. It can be seen at the NYPL site as NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11686556 here - NYPL . I am unable to make a scan at this size so I am showing their copy for now. Mine is also double-weight, lacks the "FILE COPY" stamps all over the place, and is actually not as cropped as the NYPL example - so showing a good bit more image . The vantage - this was taken from inside the absolute tip top window looking down, with the GCP off to the far left. There is another photo of the same at the NYPL taken at the 470 foot window (you can see it at the linked page - see the other oversized images in this collection), but when you look out of that window, you can just barely see "over" to the center of the top surface of the Perisphere, where the rings meet - you need to be at this height - nearing 610' to see this in this fashion! And that is a bit too high for me! Oddly, the landscaping is ahead of the structures construction! This is now one of my favorite photographs. Best always and enjoy, Eric
  3. Hi Wayne, That is a good question but this thread makes me feel like I/we may well have already seen some interiors and did not know it. Best wishes, Eric
  4. Wow! I am shocked - I made my last guess of Rainier just by looking at rocks, trails and that dotted clue I did not have a guidebook handy!
  5. Hi Trey, That was my first guess too - inside Sun Valley. It's all I can think of. But I would expect to see ice skaters and people eating - not sitting like this. But, we do not know the rest of the exhibit. I still think that dotted trail might be a clue? What about Wshington State (Mt. Ranier) or Mount...Adams...? Is the climbing gear generic or also a clue? Eric
  6. Hi Bill, Where was this taken?
  7. Sun Valley? Or a Foreign Exhibit - that's all I can guess. I'm still stumped.
  8. Don't forget where we parked!

    Hi All, Looking through my 1939 season ticket book - things which I never have time to do -, I found a parking lot stub I have never seen before. It is small - goes on your dashboard I guess. All I have seen is the blue parking lot map thingie and I can't recall if those were '39 or '40. When I can I will scan this stub. PS - I hope you like my new icon. It is made from a superb image i just got! I'm sure many will recognize it even with this colored appearance etc.
  9. Hi All, I finally saw this in color and it is beautiful. Very thoughtful and inspiring.
  10. The wait is almost over!

    Having finally had a chance (a LOT going on here the last 12 months or so) to see one of these I recommend it! Well done Bill!
  11. Great find David! Thanks. I wish: 1) I could swim and 2) today's "news" such as it is could be conveyed this quickly.
  12. A sad picture indeed

    "...Between the 1939 and the 1940 season the board of directors was crazed about getting the foreign participants resigned. No two season agreements were made as it was uncertain if the fair would continue into 1940..." This is my understanding as well. Hello David~!
  13. Good luck Bill I'm sure it will be a success. If you see a guy in the back with a part of a building for folks to see that would be me - if I can. E
  14. Expo at night was just magical!

    Magnificent. Great colors. Time exposure?
  15. Dumont Duoscopic 1954 Split Screen TV

    Does this thing prevent arguments - or start them? This sounds like one of Ralph Cramden's schemes...you know, like glow in the dark wallpaper....
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