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Bill Cotter

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About Bill Cotter

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  1. Charles & Ray Eames Exhibits at IBM

    It showed that no matter how many times it ran the probability was the same shaped distribution of balls in the slots, no matter how any individual ball may bounce.
  2. Charles & Ray Eames Exhibits at IBM

    I remember the Probability Machine but I don't think that was the one at the Fair. The others look of the period but don't ring a bell for me.
  3. A pair of interesting hats at the Fair

    Looks like it was a print I scanned way back in 2015 that I finally got around to cleaning up. That help?
  4. That's sad to hear, Jim. I saw the casino being built and know the area had high hopes for it. I didn't see it being enough of a draw, though, to get people to schelp up there from NYC, and that area is economically depressed (big time) so unlikely to have a lot of local high rollers. I guess they didn't study the history of Atlantic City enough, and Atlantic City has more casino games than Monticello could offer.
  5. The contrail is also interesting. At first I thought it was a defect in the negative but the lighter streak cleanly passes behind some objects like the flag and the statue atop the Italy pavilion, so I'm not sure what it is/was. Newly restored negative from my collection. - Bill Cotter
  6. May 1964. The displays on the left were for horse racing; one was Monticello Raceway, the other (something) Downs.
  7. Lots going on in Gotham Plaza!

    Sorry, just saw this. It says OFFICIAL TIME By SWISS (something in two lines, too blurry to read) WORLD"S FAIR I checked another photo and had the same issue on the blurred lines. I'll keep an eye out for more clock shots.
  8. Need Help From Former and Current PTU Members

    I like to keep busy. Today, for example, I was out catching speeders using Radar (LISAR, actually) for the LAPD. Yesterday it was getting an injured red-tailed hawk to a bird rehab sanctuary. Sooner or later I'll figure out what I want to do when I grow up.
  9. Entering the Fair, September 1965

    Most pavilions did the cleaning of the costumes for the staff. She might have been going hotel to Fair to home. I've done that sort of thing when I have a late flight home. You could also check in for your Eastern Airlines flight at the Fair and they would transfer your luggage for you. But, I guess we'll never know for sure unless she pops up!
  10. Newly restored Instamatic 126 format slide from my collection.
  11. They do seem to have been spinners as I can find them at different angles. You got the tag line correct!
  12. Newly restored undated negative from my collection.
  13. Newly restored 35mm slide from my collection.
  14. Newly restored 35mm slide from my collection.
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