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About Ken

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  • Birthday 06/15/1963

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    San Diego, CA
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    All World's Fairs & expositions - specializing in the New Orleans exposition of 1884-1885

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  1. The Mexican Mining Pavilion was designed by José Ramón de Ibarrola for the 1884-1885 World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans and housed displays of Mexico's fine gems and minerals. After the exposition ended the pavilion was relocated to Mexico City and placed in the Alameda Central where it served as an office for the Lotería Nacional. In 1910 the pavilion was relocated to the Alameda de Santa Maria la Ribera where it still stands and is known as the Kiosco Morisco. Here are several vintage and contemporary images of the pavilion.... The Mexican Mining Pavilion as it appeared during the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition....a vintage stereoview from my personal collection.... Architectural drawing of the Mexican Mining Pavilion by José Ramón de Ibarrola - December 1884.... The former Mexican Mining Pavilion in Mexico City's Alameda Central where it served as an office for the Lotería Nacional until 1910.... The former Mexican Mining Pavilion is now known as the Kiosco Morisco and is located in the Mexico City's Alameda de Santa Maria la Ribera.... A "mini me" version of the Kiosco Morisco was constructed in 1979 and is located in the town of Arivechi, State of Sonora, Mexico....
  2. While everyone involved in Expo 2020 Dubai remains firmly committed, many countries have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and they have expressed a need to postpone Expo’s opening by one year, to enable them to overcome this challenge. In spirit of solidarity and unity, we support the proposal to explore a one-year postponement at today’s Steering Committee meeting. We will follow due processes with Expo’s governing body, Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), on making the decision to delay Expo 2020, which requires a two-thirds majority vote from the BIE General Assembly. We believe that now, more than ever, humanity needs to come together to remember what unites us. This is not a cancellation, but we must also play our part in keeping everybody involved healthy and well. For more information: www.expo2020dubai.com/en/expo-covid-19/
  3. The variety of color used on the buildings at the GGIE was breathtaking and Kodachrome images further enhanced that color! Here is the color palette of "Official Exposition Colors" and a few Kodachrome examples....
  4. Containing over 300 pages and 250 rare photographic images of the exposition and New Orleans from my personal collection.... https://app.thebookpatch.com/BookStore/1884-new-orleans-1885-the-great-worlds-fair/51d79fee-9ab6-43fd-86a9-8b456a376beb?isbn=9780692065099
  5. Swedish School House as it appeared in 1876 at the Centennial Exhibition....
  6. Rare book of 12 Color Photographs of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska. Published by F.A. Rinehart.... https://www.etsy.com/listing/786611349/rare-1898-color-photographs-of-the-trans?ref=listings_manager_grid
  7. Here is the source: https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2011/02/1915-san-francisco-panama-pacific-international-exposition-in-color.html Several of the autochromes are shown reversed.
  8. The photogravure process has actually been around since 1879. There are several albums containing photogravures of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposiiton.... https://archive.org/details/souvenirofworlds00worl/mode/2up https://archive.org/details/worldscolumbiane00albe/mode/2up https://archive.org/details/worldscolumbian00world/mode/2up https://archive.org/details/officialviewsofw00worl_0/mode/2up There is also a very nice album of photogravures of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.... https://archive.org/details/photogravuresoft00rine/mode/2up
  9. I believe only the autochromes that were published were retouched.....the 1st through 4th images are untouched autochromes.
  10. I think that will depend on the state of the pandemic by October when Expo 2020 opens.... Yes, it was announced in January that the UAE would be funding construction of the USA Pavilion, after the initial sponsorship fell-through. It is a bit embarrassing that we can't even fund our own pavilion....
  11. 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition autochromes from various sources. Some were slightly retouched at the time for publication in periodicals and books....
  12. https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-public-diplomacy-and-public-affairs/expo-unit/
  13. Construction has already begun.... http://www.tradearabia.com/news/CONS_365141.html