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About RalphQuinn

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    Classical Music, Science, Photography.
  1. This wasn't an easy shot to get during the Fair

    Bill, it's amazing how you keep coming up with great slides, so many years after the Fair. Almost like a horn of plenty that throws out choice tidbits when you might think it was running dry. Or maybe a genie that travels back in time to get yet one more perfect shot. Makes me wish sometimes I still had my old Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex.
  2. I don't think a trash can heist would be that simple. It's on an internal Fair roadway, and that's a fence between it and the freeway.
  3. Does anyone use Facebook for access to this site?

    Dropped Facebook years ago.
  4. Sitting Behind the Wheel

    This photo I took appears to include a steering wheel of sorts.
  5. TV Remote Control 1956

    Don't know whether I mentioned this before, but at AT&T in Cincinnati one of my job duties was the television operating center, where the networks converged for distribution to three local TV stations. The company installed a small-screen RCA color monitor when color came out, and I became an early viewer of the new technology, occasionally showing it off to visitors during open house. Color barely improved the soap operas, but did make the commercials slightly less annoying!
  6. Where were you in 1953?

    Bill, the venue is the Community & Senior Center, 2001 East Street, Woodland, where I spent four years presenting Shakespeare's plays and a year doing my world travel videos. The time is 1:00 p.m. (Feb. 13). We have a modern community facility that has several classrooms with video projection equipment and lots of sports and recreational amenities.
  7. Where were you in 1953?

    Since I've broached this subject, I thought you might like to know that I will be making a presentation of the 1953 event at our local community center in February. It will include a DVD of my photos (with appropriate music) plus the 2018 trip to Cephalonia to deliver them. I'll display an identical copy of the binder I delivered, show the earthquake portion of 'Captain Corelli,' and read from my personal memoir. After that I'll wake up the audience and send them home!
  8. A different angle on Westinghouse

    Just a reminder of a cutie who used the mike. If you want to hear her delivery (and my conversation with her), check out my 2017 Westinghouse entry a few pages back in the Federal and State forum.
  9. Chrysler Turbine Car Model Cameo

    My shiny orange & black Chrysler turbine model sits on a shelf just above my computer. I envy Jay Leno, who owns one of those babies. Maybe you've seen his video.
  10. What is this remnant?

    It could be eczema or psoriasis, the way the guy is scratching under his arm.
  11. Need Help From Former and Current PTU Members

    Good point. I'm like lots of others who haven't abandoned the Forums, but only post when the spirit moves me. Nevertheless, it is always exciting to see new photos like those collected by Bill Cotter and shared with the community.
  12. Let Hertz put YOU in the driver's seat!

    Looks like a cross between a Corvette and an Olds Toronado.
  13. An excellent picture. The relatively sparse visitors at this moment in time lets the eye roam casually from person to person as one takes in the beauty of the scene, an activity not easily available in a bustling crowd. This iconic view says so much about what the fair was all about.
  14. From today's perspective it is easy to view communications in the sixties as crude and expensive, but considering the imposing limitations and costly equipment mandated by the analog technology available at the time, I think the capabilities were worthy of the period. Picturephones required a lot of analog bandwidth, which was in short supply. During the sixties I was busily involved in the telephone company transition from vacuum tubes to transistors, from low bit-rate data communications to speedier modems and early disc hard drives. In fact, I was involved in beta testing of the first FM data transmission technology replacing the ancient DC pulses of the old teletypewriters. It was a fascinating to experience the birthing pains of a whole new way to communicate.
  15. For me it was a great opportunity to exercise my photography skills in a marvelous sensory landscape, and building an extensive and satisfying portfolio of memorabilia. It was also an escape from the eventual boredom of being in town for months on assignment with AT&T.