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Everything posted by magikbilly

  1. The only think I can read apart from ""...ef Co United States Gypsum Co Finished Boxes(?)" and the bit above("USPA?) says "Please ask questions" LOL. Hmm. Hmm - U.S.P.A>? United States Potters Association? Now if someone could remind me where you got those Washington mugs, the Homer Loughlin plates in turquoise and the other 3 colors...this is near the Bowling Green I believe. That Zone almost certainly. Yes, I just checked. A.P.A.Formed in 1899 so "Forty Years of Collective Bargaining" on the wall here works.
  2. I just found this thread. Very little spare time right now :( 1939 Dufay Autochrome 35mm. I imagine the water flowing was illuminated at night and was striking.
  3. Some aqualons were, IIRC, along the way down to the Court of Power and other like areas/avenues. I think some by Food or Gas and some by Communications and so on.
  4. Which cover do you like best?

    I love E also (but I know what it is) - as I was told more than once, covers must be identifiable (no liner covers w/o smoke stacks!). From the options given, C. I love E, but will it do the business? The other two also have my eye wandering - not concise statements. Not liking D. C shows Theme, lighting, sculpture, crowds, fashion, architecture (a bit) and the whole atmosphere as well as the mist from the central lagoon. The others are too specific in subject. C appears to have the most acceptable composition for the consumer as well. Loving E, but see the need for C. Say, can you accept other images at this late date? E
  5. It's done

    Congratulations Bill! I am truly sorry I was unable to contribute. I am now in the middle of placing my mom in a nursing home and have so little time (and wits). I am sure it will be another superb Cotter volume! Eric
  6. Got room on your bookshelf?

    My pleasure Bill Some fun with selective focus and composition...
  7. Got room on your bookshelf?

    Bill, Of course, anything you need - images or looking over text... Eric
  8. The The Center from the Bridge of Wings, early 1939 - likely during construction. Flags flying! Original 8" x 10" Kodachrome transparency.
  9. The Railroads on Parade Building with the Corona Gates North beyond likely before opening . From an original 8" x 10" Kodachrome transparency. Rolfes.
  10. Superb work Randy. I think the floor bit in the foreground might be of even more interest? What is that? I don't know! Doesn't appear Southampton. That moving diorama was in the Maritime Building ('39)and then the Communications Building ('40). Whatever that is I suspect it to be if more importance than the sculpture. JMO. E
  11. Detail from an original 8" x 10" Kodachrome transparency. Ford's Wheel of Progress.
  12. Hi Bill, No, sorry. All my images of this were taken on the stairway down and I see no plaque - none show whatever that is in the foreground on the floor which I believe a rare feature - I want to know what that is. I can see it is some sort of map of British Marine commerce in relief. Very in interesting and new to me. Perhaps in the Guidebook?
  13. The Streets of Paris

    Photograph #2 was taken I believe from the Arial Skyride?
  14. Artist name

    Hello, I do not know, but the image says so much about the 1940 installment of this fair. Theme Center nowhere in sight - just flags, George Washington, flag waving kids and military folks. Nothing to really talk about - not unlike the "don't talk about that war" etc of the 1940 Fair. It is so non-confrontational everyone is actually looking and/or walking away. It is interesting that the Gas Pylons are in the correct color, although I am "fairly" certain they could not be seen from this vantage.
  15. OK, fellow NYWF fans - where was this taken?

    Hi Wayne, Is t is a great terrible film. Imagine a lot of booze, painkillers and Williams spending their own money and few to say no? It has things in it I can't explain and some I can't repeat including the funnest staccato one-liner from E. Taylor. There are dogs, little people, crazy dialogue, sea creatures, Kabuki, Burton(or is he death..or a con man?)...Noel Coward. Burton plating 24, Taylor playing 78. And it all, show over about 2 years, Taylor's weight kept changing in what would become single scenes, so she appears to swell and shrink inside and back in 10 minutes. Saw it on B'dway with Olympia Dukakis. Excellent. Watch it but don't blame me! E
  16. Hi Jim, some early Tichnor postcards and renderings have the Theme Structure, later the T&P, as appearing very much like like this!
  17. OK, fellow NYWF fans - where was this taken?

    In a few years that could be seen balled up as Liz Taylor's headdress in Boom! unless I am mistaken.
  18. Inside the Chrysler Giant Engine. May 1964

    That is BY FAR the strangest place I have ever seen a cuckoo clock! Its 10:05am? That looks like a whiskey barrel, a pinata (sp), xylephone, skate key and a heating pipe! LOL

    Happy Birthday Marc!!! From Eric
  20. The Boy Scouts of America exhibit

    Hello Wayne, I do not have that Dufay slide at hand, but I have another from that batch to show here. I scan them as normal slides, they are screened of course. This arrangement. This sculpture, what the Astronomer is holding in his hands...where he is looking (and where he is not looking), with the Helicline touching down there...and the Great Sundial. The Moods. This was, for a brief time, a nexus in our galaxy. Some sort of culmination. The campus of life.
  21. Hello, there were several little dioramas like this in Florida. I have color slides of at least four. That man(mannequin) is not in my images as I recall - perhaps 1940?
  22. Oh!. Darn...that dotted trail up the mountain is the clue. Unless this is a projected something or other being shown for another reason. Other clues in the cieling. Good one Bill, ya got me!
  23. The Boy Scouts of America exhibit

    Hello, Memory says groups of Scouts spent weeks on and off camping at the Fair, and serving as guides and even taking part in the Opening Ceremonies, standing alongside/behind FDR. Probably in these tents. I have part this Camp in a DufayColor Autochrome somewhere. E
  24. Hello, welcome and thank you! Lovely! Winslow Homers paintings of those electric lights and that fountain at night turned heads! I love "It can't be done" - very useful words actually. Gets a lot accomplished said to the right folks. Less than 50 years later we get this...