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  1. Kodak Pavilion Model

    Nice model, Bill! I tried to do a little digging around on Display Masters, and only came across this query on an online Humanities and Social Science database-- looks like an author was trying to track the same company down 17 years ago-- Humanities & Social Sciences Online - Search for Display Masters
  2. I had no idea that brownies were another particularly sweet thing brought to us by the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Birthplace of The Brownie Article
  3. Harvey Middleman, Fireman

    Apparently, HARVEY MIDDLEMAN, FIREMAN was the big screen debut of the late, great actor Charles Durning. "Harvey Middleman, Fireman" - Cast & Synopsis
  4. A favorite shot from the Fair

    Is that a coin-operated scales next to the ice cream stand? If so, terrible placement! LOL.
  5. Don't forget where we parked!

    And not only are most of the cars black-- but I've never seen any indication of parking lot markers or signs in photos like these. Would be a potential nightmare after dark (and a few rounds at the Schaefer Beer Pavilion)!
  6. Brand New Member

    Welcome to the World's Fair Community, sunguar. A lot of us have been getting lost in the pages of this site for many years now-- it's nice to have fresh eyes and new stories from a fair visitor like you. Enjoy!
  7. OK, fellow NYWF fans - where was this taken?

    Here's the trailer for BOOM! BOOM! The Trailer And here, for the truly brave of heart and sound of stomach... is the whole ridiculous masterpiece... BOOM! The Entire Film
  8. Love these shots, Ken. The interior pavilion shots remind of the once great Philadelphia Centennial Exposition remnants that used to be on display in the Arts & Industries Building at the Smithsonian. Smithsonian Exhibit of the Philadelphia 1876 Centennial Exposition Also-- one of the shots showed a big indoor display for a business called S. Hernsheim & Brothers - and I found myself wondering what they sold-- so a little googling revealed this interesting (and ultimately tragic) story of what was once the nation's largest cigar company. The Story of S. Hernsheim & Sons

    Happy Birthday to the elusive but esteemed founder of the World’s Fair Community, Marc Williams! Thank you again and again for this wonderful site, good sir!
  10. Futurliner Parade of Parade of Progress

    There are actually only nine of them left in existence. And as you can see from this video, they fetch a pretty penny. GM Futurliner Sells for Record Price at Auction
  11. Futurliner Parade of Parade of Progress

    There used to be one I would pass in Sherman Oaks, whose owner painstakingly restored it over several years. I think I posted about it somewhere on here quite a while ago. They’re quite awesome to see in person.
  12. Hey Chicago friends (or those who may just be visiting)... I just came across what looks like a fun scavenger hunt event happening next month in the Windy City (former home of two World's Fairs). Here's all the details... Atlas Obscura Chicago 1893 Event
  13. Italia '61

    I’ve got a ticket to Expo 61 in my collection. But I have never heard much about the fair, either. Here’s a nice online museum site dedicated to the Expo – although it appears to be all in Italian. Italia 61 Website
  14. Well, I'm not sure this event can quite live up to the promise of the article's headline-- but who doesn't want to see a six foot Lego model of the Unisphere? https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/a-re-creation-of-the-worlds-fair-is-coming-to-queens-this-spring-020718