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  1. Suppose we did get a time machine...

    I would buy as many original 1936-1942 Proof sets as possible with an eye for frost - there has to be some Cameo Walking Lib 50C out there. Earlier Proof singles like Cameo Proof Barber or Seated material would be next and the rest in silver - halves in bulk at face. Oh, and gold. Early copper cents in high grade might also be a good thing!
  2. So much for the polls

    Hmm. My slides have portraits of both candidates by the meter?
  3. 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.
  4. Truly.....The Dawn of a New Day

    I am sorry to say I must cancel this little walk :( Sincere apologies.
  5. Sorry. I have had enough image theft. Photographs like this are not common. In 16 years of collecting I have never seen another "panoramic" image like this of the entire Fair under scaffolding and snow - I am going to be using this material for a book - it would not do much good to post unique unpublished images in high res or without a watermark that will prevent theft. This is understood at the other sites I post to and is expected. I thought I was sharing something very special - something I have hesitated posting. magikbilly
  6. 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.
  7. A reference to Moses?

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

    September 23rd 2007
  9. Fantastic!!! Did you notice the gold leaf grilled bookcases? What color did it seem? Warm? It was silver...
  10. 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~
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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:
  16. Another cover to review

    Rough mockup with wraparound. This one also works folded - retains its composition:
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Another cover to review

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

    Hi Bill, This looks like a variation of the "C" previously shown? The part of the image carried around to the back cover says very little - a missed opportunity. I think that, when folded, this cover composition will be very unbalanced and heavy on the left side: I still like the one I designed the other day. It is a rough mock up but I managed to insert a full second image on the back so it works alone, and the cover title block seems supported by the Helicline, sort of uplifting, looking up to the future (the Fair goers descending).
  21. Hello. I responded to this yesterday but my post is not here. These were usually seen in the Bowling Green, and also at the Sundial/Great Compass. I believe the Bowling Green was a starting/stop point.
  22. The majestic Parachute Jump, 1940

    I have one of those too ! And the view out from the top!
  23. Which cover do you like best?

    Eric does! Submitted to Bill Maybe he will show it? I won't disagree!
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