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  1. Let's visit the Lake Mall, shall we?

    One of the few shots of the entrance to the "Dancing Waters" Pavilion in the background. I still trying to figure out the "vertical" signage on the pole. Did it fall over or something?
  2. As yes, this artwork shows the memorable "Indian Village". I imagined it well.
  3. The Wild Mouse

    It might not have been that popular, because people weren't sure what a "WLD MOUSE" was. I think someone could have a job at the Fair just correcting signage.
  4. In fact, I hardly see anyone. Just one or two heads if you look for them.
  5. Walter's International Wax Museum #1

    Another error is that he was shot at nearly point blank range.
  6. Just listed on eBay. Your very own Unisphere--- https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-NEW-YORK-WORLDS-UNISPHERE-REPLICA-COMMISSIONED-FOR-50TH-RETROSPECTIVE/283374866992?hash=item41fa755230:g:dvkAAOSwhEhcCZ4b:rk:29:pf:0 I wonder whose exact anniversary it was commissioned for in 2014? What a bargain.
  7. I still regret not going to the Eastern States Exhibition when you were there (it's right in my backyard). Unfortunately, I didn't know of Bill Cotter or this forum until earlier this year. What possessed someone in Mass to commission a Unisphere, when New York really didn't do much to honor the 1964-1965 Fair? I take it the museum on site didn't want it?
  8. Was he the one who had it commissioned?
  9. TWA Rocket to the Moon

    Ah, that makes all the difference. I couldn't quite orientate where that was at Freedomland. The giant UFO was quite impressive.
  10. The recent posting of the go-cart rides at the 1964-1965 World's Fair had me thinking--- There were many places where you could sit near or behind the wheel of an auto at the Fair. There were two different go-cart rides, the Avis Antique Car ride, the Aqua-Car, Chrysler, and of course, the Ford Magic Skyway. That total six. Did I miss any?
  11. We pay attention to our interests. That's what makes us unique. One, or should I say two of the things that I never saw while I was at the Fair was the HMS Bounty and the Santa Maria. Rockets were my jam, not ships of the ocean. That's why it never occurred to me to closely look at these two exhibits. Only recently, while doing a bit of research did I discover something. The Santa Maria was in the Lake Amusement Area (or Lake Area as it was known in the 1965 Guidebook--I guess the amusements were gone). The Santa Maria had a clearly labeled entrance to board the ship. For some reason, I always assumed the HMS Bounty was in the same area (water, maybe?). Well that was until I went looking for it on the Time-Life map. Guess what? It's not there. So consulting the Guidebook (just 1964), I find it isn't even on the Fairgrounds. The HMS Bounty was docked in the Flushing Bay Area marina. Looking at the Time-Life Maps (1964-1965, 1964-1965a, and 1965), the World's Fair Marina isn't even on the map. There is an arrow pointing to the direction of the World's Fair Marina on both maps. However, the arrow points to two different directions on different maps. On one map the arrow points northwest and on the other northeast. Interesting. It is listed in the 1964 Guidebook and numbered (along with the marina and Shea Stadium. Heck, downtown New York is in the Guidebook. I don't consider these part of the Fair). In 1965, just the marina and stadium are listed and numbered. Shea Stadium part of the Fair? Well, maybe just for parking. Imagine how someone who did want to see the Bounty would have to figure out the logistics of getting there, an arrows on a map pointing in two different directions, and the area not even shown on the map! No wonder it was only there for a year. HMS Bounty, to me you're like Pluto. One was once a planet, and the other I don't consider part of the Fair. Brought to New York as an exhibit at Fair time, but not part of it. And if it were to be part of the Fair, why not dock it in the Lake Amusement Area? There's plenty of room. Put it where the Mississippi Showboat was/wasn't. As they say, you learn something new every day (and I thought I knew just about all of the Fair).
  12. This is the famous one-eyed "Space Lobster" that was the talk of the Expo. (Actually, I really don't know) But it seems Expo 67 was kinder to modern artists than the NYWF. (Moses painting over 13 Most Wanted Men)
  13. The ground is pitched, so be careful of the runoff.
  14. I remember getting lost (our group of 4) inside Habitat, and knocking on some stranger's door to find a way back to the outside. The people living there were so nice they invited us inside for a look and also a view of the outside from their "apartment". I don't think that would happen nowadays.
  15. I didn't realize they had a dress code for the restrooms.
  16. You supply the caption

    "You keep her attention hanging clothes while I take these white wooden shoes".
  17. Now where did we park?

    Interesting "lens flare" action taking place above the mouse.
  18. HMS Bounty: Was it really at the Fair?

    Also, I wonder how regular Fairgoers got transportation to the marina to see the Bounty. I understand you could get a bus from Gate 2 to the marina. Was there a charge for this bus, or was it free? And what was the ticket handling process for admission to the Bounty? Did guests have to use a regular ticket and get their hand stamped or get a receipt to get back into the regular Fairgrounds? Some of Pavilions on the Fairgrounds charged an admission fee in addition to the "general admission" fee of the Fair. The Bounty charged 90 cents (children 50 cents). Was that 90 cents if you had a Fair ticket or 90 cents in addition to a Fair ticket? And if you didn't have to purchase a "Fair" ticket for admission, then it can't be called part of the Fair, but a separate admission fee for a separate exhibit. I still don't consider it part of the Fair "proper".
  19. Sitting Behind the Wheel

    I included the last three because they were experienced by the patrons. Although no guests drove the Escorters, Glide-a-Rides, or buses, they were an experience on the Fairgrounds and no other place. (Well, except for the buses. But I'm talking about the buses that drove only on the Fairgrounds). I'm not including other vehicles that were operated by Fair personnel and excluded guests from riding in, or on them.
  20. HMS Bounty: Was it really at the Fair?

    Well, downtown New York and Shea Stadium are also listed in the Guidebook, but I don't consider them part of the Fair. (or the marina for that matter) If I could get a crack at some of early planning documents, I'd like to see whose idea it was to try and bring the Bounty there and why they parked it where they did. Add to the fact that it was only there for one year and not both years of the Fair further diminishes it.
  21. Sitting Behind the Wheel

    I had Chrysler on the original list. However, if we include the NYSP ride (above), should we not include the Hertz strollers? And also to be true to the definition (near or behind the wheel), we might as well include the Escorter, the Glide-a-ride, and the Greyhound buses on the Fairgrounds. (I'm excluding the Blue Bird, as it was off-grounds). But it does seem like an auto-centric Fair. (And that's not counting the Pavilions of the Big 3) So we have: 1) Avis go-cart ride 2) go-carts (sponsor unknown) 3) Avis Antique car ride 4) Aqua-car (Germany) 5) Chrysler (assembly line) 6) Ford Magic Skyway 7) NYSP small car ride 8) Hertz strollers 9) Escorter 10) Glide-a-Ride 11) Greyhound bus (on site)
  22. Major page update on worldsfairphotos.com

    Bill, are you interested in not only corrections, but suggestions (in language) and recommendations as well? And should I post here, or PM you? (Example: Demonstration Center/Hall of Education This is a duplicate for both listings, with identical photos. If you are going to list Pavilions with just name changes for 1965, shouldn't you include: The Pavilion/Churchill Center, etc. twice or have just one listing for both?)
  23. Anyone need a stroller?

    On the subject of strollers: It looks like the handles didn't come out like the ones at the 1964-65 World's Fair. And they look in such great condition, as opposed to ones at the end of 1965 (of course these were used for only one summer but-). What was the procedure for entering Pavilions with these? Does anyone know? I was too young/old at the time.
  24. Is there anything like this around today? (Epcot, Disneyland)?
  25. TWA Rocket to the Moon

    The UFO (spaceship) was parked at Freedomland USA in New York. It was sponsored by Braniff Airways. After Freedomland closed, it took off for Omega Centra.
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