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Bill Cotter

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  1. I found a bunch of items from the 1939-1940 Fair in the New York Heritage Digital Collections: https://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/search/searchterm/world's%20fair!1938-1941/field/all!date/mode/exact!exact/conn/and!and/order/date/ad/asc
  2. Yesterday's outage

    Thanks for the offer. Let me see what the damages will come out to and I'll post word for those inclined to help as well. Much appreciated.
  3. Yesterday's outage

    Sorry for the downtime and for some lost messages. The host company was doing some maintenance work that went bad and they damaged the database, requiring a restore that unfortunately lost a few messages along the way. I have been considering moving to a new host for some time and kept putting it off for a number of reasons, one being that the current host was pre-paid for a year. Well, that is now up for renewal so I'll be actively working on it now for sure. Bill
  4. Walt Disney at Expo 64

    No, there was a small Expo in Switzerland in 1964 - sort of a case of the BIE giving Moses the finger for not agreeing to its rules. Some of the things there later ended up at Expo 67!
  5. We don't see much about this smaller Expo - so here's a fun link to make up for that. https://www.rts.ch/archives/tv/information/carrefour/3446248-walt-disney-a-l-expo-64.html?#iframe-overlay
  6. June 1964. Newly restored 35mm slide.
  7. If you're in San Francisco on Saturday...

    https://www.waltdisney.org/education/talks/walt-and-worlds-fair-bill-cotter Please come by and say hi!
  8. WQXR Radio-June 10, 1965 Program on Fair

    Thanks for this unexpected gem!
  9. Happy 80th Folks!

    That's a great family heirloom! Thanks for sharing it with us.
  10. A -very- quiet day in 1974!

    No need for a Fast Pass system for sure!
  11. Newly restored 35mm slide.
  12. "The First People" in 1979.

    I bet the "T" needed a spot more glue!
  13. Part of the shows in the "Man the Explorer" complex. Newly restored 35mm slide.
  14. Newly restored 35mm slide from June 1967.
  15. Newly restored 35mm slide from June 1967.
  16. Riddle me this

    I believe that was one of the Mountie's horses. He could park anywhere he wanted!
  17. Riddle me this

    In 1969 part of the former Canadian Pacific-Cominco pavilion was used for Labyrinth III. That made me wonder. What happened to Labyrinth II? Newly restored 126 format slide.
  18. May 1964 Newly restored 35mm slide.
  19. A while back I picked up some contact sheets from the Fair. Sadly the seller could not locate the actual negatives or any prints. Happily a high resolution scanner was able to pull a good amount of detail out of the tiny contact sheet image.
  20. Kodak Pavilion

    Thanks, George, much appreciated. The slide was webbed with damage - mold, mildew? - and it took some time to get it all out but I thought the view was unique enough to give it a tray. I figure that was 2 hours or so I wasn't thinking about the wildfires, power outages, and other bad things on the news.
  21. I wonder what all the lumber was for

    The "engineers" were also added to keep the unions happy.
  22. June 14, 1967 must have been a gloomy sort of day, at least when this was taken. Newly restored 35mm slide.
  23. The Pentagon

    My head hurts from that one.
  24. Newly restored large format slide processed in June 1962.
  25. Newly restored 35mm slide from October 1964.