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Doug Seed

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  1. Anyone thirsty?

    The three guys at the counter may possibly be looking at the machine. Upon enlargement, the stacks of cups by the Coke fountain dispenser appear to be gold and white, as does the cup on the table in the foreground. The people under the umbrella appear to have Pepsi cups.
  2. Inside the Florida display area.

    And the old-style baby carriage and the hat on the lady at right.
  3. Got some time to kill?

    Hi guys, long time no visit! Yep, I remember waiting at Johnson's Wax, Ford, GM and Bell. I assume we must have waited at Small World, too, and probably at the skyride. We went to the fair the first or second week of both seasons during New Hampshire April school vacation. I think it was opening week both years. It was rainy one of the years. Jeeezzzz, how do I become a life member like Jim? Wow!
  4. Flushing Meadows 1972 #5

    Good questions, Randy, I look forward to hearing local takes on your thoughts. What if? Would Long Island and even Queens have grown as quickly? From the photos we've seen here, Queens was a lot less densely built up before the Fair. Dare I say there was open space in other areas than the great ash dump? "If you build it they will come" seems to be particularly pertinent to Long Island. Without Moses' L.I.E., would the LI urban sprawl rate be anything like it happened once the highway was built? Probably not nearly that quickly. The question about the stadium is interesting. It wiped out an unsavory area (also screwed a lot of people as did urban renewal everywhere) and brought new life and infrastructure to an antiquated section of town. The Bronx-Whitestone (1939) and Verrazano Narrows (1964) bridges would probably have eventually been built whether the Fairs happened or not, but both were built under the umbrella of "necessary" infrastructure for the two Worlds Fairs. Just imagine how those two bridges have changed the complexion of NYC traffic.
  5. Cashing in at NCR

    And through the 1960s, '70s and into the '80s, it was called NCR Paper. Probably until the patent ran out and the knockoffs called it carbonless. It is an amazing micro-technology. You're right, Jim. Today's kids have bypassed typewriters, typing paper, (remember onion skin?) white out and carbonless forms! Remember the erasers that were like a wheel.... and the ones that were long, and had brushes on the ends of them?
  6. "Picture Perfect" (A Look at Kodak)

    Yep, that's it, Wayne, thanks. You always come up with 'em!! I wish it was more in-depth! Photos show that the edges around the perimeter of the roof seem to be thinner - maybe 4" or 6" thick. The Rilco laminated beams must have been tapered as they approached the edges.
  7. A Look at the Demonstration Center #1

    All these years and I've never heard of The Demonstration Center!!!!
  8. Cashing in at NCR

    Didn't they give out samples of their new carbonless paper?
  9. Touring Formica House

    These are great Ralph! You are bringing fresh, new insight to so many of these pavilions. We greatly appreciate your time and effort to share your photos with us! I'm sure you've already had this discussion, but what were the circumstances that you took so many unusual interior shots? How often did you go to the fair? It's fabulous and so unlike most of the photos we've seen of the fair since we started here at PTU some sixteen or seventeen years ago! If someone could post a link to that discussion I'd sure appreciate it.
  10. "Picture Perfect" (A Look at Kodak)

    Have we come across detailed info on how they formed the compound-curved concrete of the Kodak pavilion? We have quite detailed info on how the New York State pavilion was constructed. It would be interesting to know how they did Kodak. It appears to be random thickness boards, but how were they supported to make the compound curve transitions so well?
  11. Walking Around

    What is that big vase/cup thing in circle of bushes in the last photo? You've probably talked about it but it's new to me.
  12. That couple looks like they're in a magazine ad for the fair!
  13. The Chrysler Zookeeper

    Not a 1964 American kid. Maybe a private scool uniform? Also, the guy in the lower left is taking a picture of the kid (or the sculpture) too, so why is our photographer taking the shot - and from where?
  14. The AMF Monorail and the Continental Circus, 1964

    Nifty observation,, Ned.
  15. Gemini display at the Space Park

    Amazing guts those astronauts had (all astronauts have)! Is that a Gemini capsule?