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  1. "Walt and the World's Fairs"

    Sadly, on the wrong coast to catch this. Any chance video will be available afterwards?
  2. Looks like the Chrysler paint scheme for 1965.
  3. Undeveloped film from 1964

    My dad recently passed, and my siblings and I have been scanning and sharing pictures of him, so there's a chance your kids will want them.
  4. Undeveloped film from 1964

    I'm torn on my digital preservation efforts. I feel like I should be curating my collections more since giant piles of pictures will be too much trouble for someone else to sort through and wind up ignored, but on the other hand, the random unimportant images are often the ones here that are most valuable for filling in an undocumented corner of the fair.
  5. Get your tickets right here!

    After staring at the the shirt on the guy in the foreground, I want a pack of Fruit Stripe gum for some reason.
  6. Friends spending time together

    There was one that talked back to you at Disney World until a few years ago
  7. Space Mountain at Tokyo Disneyland has a lighting effect inspired by the CoP
  8. Above Meadow Lake, May 1964

    Does anyone else look at Hawaii and see cooling towers?
  9. Is there video of the roof lighting in action?
  10. For fellow fans of telephonic technology!

    Dress codes for phone booths were pretty strict at the Fair.
  11. Touring the American Interiors Pavilion

    I'm confused by the blue room. Did they just install that wall mirror to make the exhibit look bigger, or did some designer really expect someone to put a bed next to a giant mirror?
  12. Got some time to kill?

    I love the CoP and see it every time I'm at Disney World, but I don't think I'd have waited that long for it.
  13. Picture of the Day

    I haven't ever owned a tie clip. Since my office went "casual" a year ago, it's unlikely I ever will.
  14. Passing by the Astral Fountain. August 1964

    That's one of the only pictures of that fountain that makes it look very nice and not like a massive iron framework with some stars glued on.
  15. Anyone want to go for a ride?

    If they did replace the cars, I wonder if I could buy one of the originals from their warehouse... It would make a nice breakfast nook.
  16. Anyone want to go for a ride?

    Just head to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ and you can ride the NYWF skyway.
  17. He's "gotta catch 'em all" :-)
  18. Were any of the Expo facilities or grounds used during the Montreal Olympics?
  19. Jim Beam bottle on ebay

    It looks like it was made by someone who only heard a description of the Unisphere after a few shots of bourbon.
  20. Charles & Ray Eames Exhibits at IBM

    Mathematica was an exhibit at the Hall of Science at the NYWF (and is still there). There were also ones at the Seattle World's Fair and at the Cal Museum of Science and Industry https://www.eamesoffice.com/blog/eamesdecades1960s/
  21. Poland - 1968

    Disney World still has "pay phones" (They don't take coins. Calls within WDW are free, you need a card for anything else) I assume they're for foreign tourists without mobile phones that work in the US. I'd guess modern world's fairs still have them, but don't make them obvious.
  22. Two views of a bridge

    I could imagine Moses, following his rebuff by the Expo organization, ordering that all national flags be removed.
  23. I've seen several references to "Outsourcerer Mickey" in the mass layoffs following the completion of EPCOT Center. There's much less of that now at the end of a major project, since WED (now WDI) is mostly a design firm. Construction is handled by outside contractors, so no need for layoffs.
  24. I'm guessing the Hawaiians who objected to the US occupation of the kingdom weren't well-represented in this presentation
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