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About sunguar

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    All Things Involving the 64-65 World's Fair and long lost Freedomland

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  1. Let's go watch some log rolling!

    Never have seen a photo of just that sign.
  2. WQXR Radio-June 10, 1965 Program on Fair

    That was my first thought, but it is unusually brief.
  3. WQXR Radio-June 10, 1965 Program on Fair

    I wonder what those bells were at about 15:39 in. NPR still sounds like NPR.
  4. Well, mink stoles (as they were known back then) were the rage back in the late 50's early 60's.
  5. Never seen that shot from this vantage point.
  6. Excellent 1939 Link!

    It may be amazing, but the link isn't working.
  7. It's so nice to see someone preserving a piece of history via a piece of the Fair. Nice work !!!
  8. Ironic note to Mr. Moses. The Jane Parker sign stays up, the Bell Pavilion comes down.
  9. Interesting Toy

    That truly is a great conversation piece. Question-- Is that site similar to eBay? Is the 60 euros price just a bid, or is it the actual price?
  10. Facebook Madness

    Well, "I'm mad as hell, and I can't take it anymore". I'm still not allowed into the Facebook group. Maybe it's a good thing.

    Any progress on this?
  12. Mystery Building (?) --Another Look

    In the original thread, this was thought to be a building.
  13. Another WF Flea Market Find

    I never seen pictures of this Unisphere (with or without flowers) in any pictures of the Fair. Coincidence of the Day (regarding the pin): There was a author on C-SPAN today giving a lecture on the history of the automobile. He touched on the 1939-40 Fair, and on the GM exhibit, saying they gave out these pins (showing an example) and then stated, "I want one of those pins!"
  14. Another WF Flea Market Find

    Well, I returned to the Brimfield Flea Market again this year, returning with my usual cache of 1964-1965 World's Fair goodies. What was surprising was the amount of 1939 World's Fair memorabilia. At one stand, a woman had a stack of 1939 World's Fair stuff, which had to be about 6 inches thick. It consisted of a Guidebook, official photographs, official Pavilion brochures, schedules, maps, etc. It was a load of stuff, but I was looking for 64 stuff. But about 30 feet away, at a crossway was a fellow selling another 39 item. There was no big lettering saying "World's Fair" but it was the Trylon and Perisphere that caught my eye. He was selling portfolios titled "World's Fair Art" or something similarly titled. Each consisted of 12 (I believe) reproductions of art that was displayed at the Fair. He had one portfolio and had the twelve pictures prominently framed and displayed. He was selling them individually or as a set (he had three sets, including the one framed). So far he had only sold 1 picture. But one item I did purchase led me to believe it was something else. I immediately recognized the slogan (who wouldn't?). We all know about this pin: So when I saw this pin with others in an estate sale find, I was sure it was a different version of the 64 one. Only when I got home and looked at the back, I found a paper tag. Only then did I realize it was from a different Fair. I knew there was a "Futurama" in '39 and a "Futurama II" in '64 but-- I never knew that General Motors had "repurposed" the slogan from the 1939-1940 Fair. However, now they make an interesting pair.
  15. (I reactivated this thread in the Federal and State Area, as (technically) this is where the structure is located) First brought to our attention in this view (from early 1964): The structure in question is located in the upper center near the Press Building. Here's a closer look: I started to look through all the photos for a structure with a blue and white striped roof. I found these: Well that certainly isn't it. And this is just a tent in the People to People garden. This structure is interesting, but located in the Transportation Area near the Lowenbrau Gardens. Notice the shape of the roof. And this one in front of the T+T Pavilion seems to be some kind of gift shop. Notice the shape of this roof. But back to our mystery structure. In this Press photo and the next, notice the shape of the roof: It's definitely not flat. And here is two of our blue striped roofed structures making a joint appearance: But what makes this structure is true mystery is this photo: Dated by Bill C. as October 1964. Our mystery structure is----gone.