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  1. Hi Wayne, It's that I don't have it my hands yet. Thanks - I am glad you liked the images Eric
  2. Hi All, Another new view - three of The Four Elements by Carl Jennewein. 1940 35mm Kodachrome. Sixty-five feet each with golden plaques representative of the elements. This may be backwards (Cone Ed should be back there) - I have not decided. I don't think so looking at the various buttons.
  3. Hi All, a new slide from a small batch. This view is new to me
  4. Hi All, another image - this of the Dance of the Races at night. It is after 10 pm as the Helicline is closed down. Lovely colors. Probably closing day 1940 from some other slides showing denuded trees and "I Was There Closing Day" pennants. Enjoy
  5. Hi All, The view up the Power Zone. Enjoy
  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILL COTTER!

    Happy Birthday Bill!!! I took the photo below a while back - I think it is among my best - I hope you enjoy it!
  7. Pool of Industry

    In 1940 the morning after the Fair closed the Lagoon was already drained to mud while the flag was still flying high on the Trylon.
  8. Think you know your dwarfs?

    And there was the asthmatic one, Wheezy...no?
  9. Hi All, Best wishes for the New Year! 2020!!! Something new - two unique photographs I thought you might like...These might be among my most favorite - there are also some taken from the Helicline looking out over the lake by Amusements - all hand labelled with each building from Florida to the other side west.
  10. A detail from new acquisition. January 4th, 1939. This is a but a crop - the whole image shows the entire Fair - literally all - all parking lots, both lakes, all Governments, even the Marina and air/sea arrival area. I once sold an original print of this - but that was actually a crop and I did not know it! This is a slightly smaller print, but the whole image uncropped and likely a contact print. Full size here - click and enjoy
  11. Hi All, Best wishes for the New Year! 2020!!! Something new I thought you might like...
  12. A touch late... The Parachute Jump was way, way off to the right in 1939. Probably half constructed at this point. The Westinghouse Tower in 1939 was a very thin vertical illuminated structure as seen below. In 1940 it has a much wider base seen on the postcards with a thinner top and "sang". Both years it was 150 feet tall. The display of the Time Capsule contents were located directly behind this structure, as was the Immortal Well itself.
  13. Happy New Year! T&P RARE

    And from earlier this year...from the Trylon near the top/tip...
  14. Indeed. There is some footage of Moses saying you could fit the '39 fair in a '64 parking lot - I don't think so. 1939 was much bigger at 1,600 acres compared to just 664.... In the image Bill showed, you can still make out the Budd display from 1939. Wish the b/w photo was higher resolution. What was the tallest thing at 1964? Anything coming in at 150" or so as in 1939? Eric
  15. Imaginary Photographs 1939/64

    Hi Everyone, I ran across this - I forgot about it. Doubt I can do much better - anyone else have any overlays laying around? It is to scale as well. Best wishes, Eric
  16. Lovely Bill, and with the graceful end on the Helicline. This is 1939 - in 1949 there was another sign telling people not to UP the Helicline LOL. Also no Information or Greyhound booth in the middle of the Great Compass.
  17. Can anyone ID this fountain?

    That appears Gardens on Parade ? Aerials of good DPI will find those pools - the creature might also be a clue - or not.
  18. Normandie Bow Photo

    Hello, The design of this bow was so incredibly revolutionary - and I am seeing this "catwalk" or flying docking bridge in early photos - my guess is it was retractable. The book Normandie by late old friend John Maxtone-Graham should cover this in detail. The research I did for that book was totally unrelated (the blasting of Fishguard Harbor) so I can't actually say. Best wishes, Eric :-) PS - being thin, against white and usually photographed from a distance I think the "catwalk" just doesn't show up - it is there when she was burning in NY Piers which my Dad saw in 1944 and many other images once you look for it. Well spotted.
  19. Happy 80th Folks!

    Hard to believe 80 years! I spent the day working but managed to watch a bit of The Middletons - how did you observe the day? Later I will look at some of my slides Best to all, Eric
  20. Hi All, While researching a very rare Dreyfuss 1939 Theme rendering showing the structure as NOT built I can across this site - it is AMAZING. If it has not been posted here before it is now: Scroll down and down... https://www.drivingfordeco.com/tag/henry-dreyfuss/ Best wishes, Eric
  21. Excellent 1939 Link!

    Thank you kindly, Grant. I really appreciate it. That site has some superb images!
  22. Indeed, Bill. From memory - 1939 Aviation Bar and Grill - 35 cents got a ham dinner with mashed, string beans, dressing/gravy, roll, coffee and soda. And dessert! Pie or something, likely ala mode (SP?). Eric.
  23. Hi All, New photographs everyone! Since my Mom died in January, killed by a nursing home in 3 day in no short order in front of my very helpless eyes (I can't believe I wish I was a lawyer), I have been dealing with serious PTSD and a host of other health problems - hence my lack of posts. I am down to 106 lbs, 80/40 BP and pulse 101! I am getting help folks I was going through some Hiroshima blast materials and other for sale and a found a little brown envelope with these in. I bought them earlier this year. I tried to clean them up best I could. BTW, the book on my ship, R.M.S. Mauretania Queen of the Ocean, that I have been working on with author David Hutchings for at least 13 years, is out this November! It is available in pre-order from Amazon. Published by the History Press. It is a great volume and I strongly recommend it - a great price as well for the content which is amazing. Best of all books on this subject and I have helped with more than one... Here we Have the view coming down from the Helicline in 1939. July 26th to be exact. This view is notable for the view through and out the other side of the TRYLON! A great composition that shows the metal wire-work in the Plexiglas(?) Helicline walls, with the RCA tower way off in the distance. I am sure I have the material noted somewhere. As discussed elsewhere, this is a two-way out affair - staircase and to its left, lower, even with the Platform (closest to us). The wind at this height of 65 feet - that of the Rocket Thrower (or George Washington if you will) - can almost be felt. A bit of selective focus has been employed. I know the Trylon is fuzzy - I can't deal with that right now. I think this is one of my best - as usual it is a snapshot. The other posted ("Gotta Go") is sequential, with this being second. RE the other photo, I just realized the closer you get to the bottom the more you hear the water! LOL I hope you like it! Eric
  24. Hi All, No caption needed. July 26th, 1939. Did he make it? 950 feet down...excellent composition with a sense of urgency hard to capture... This is the best photograph I have seen of these exits, period. The "door" on the far right is not an exit. Perhaps some utility closet or other. Who knows. This is a slight crop actually...and hold on to your hats ladies! The wind up here - something else! Also, see the two guys talking to each other on the right from the staircase. The guy picking up the futuristic litter is a nice touch. PS - That hat is up there with the one awhile ago near the Lagoon of Nations...
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