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Bill Cotter

Can you identify these photos?

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Here are some images from Hemisfair that I need help putting names to.

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#1

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#2

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#3

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#4

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#5 - One of the restored houses - but which one?

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#6 - May be on the Riverwalk and not part of Hemisfair

Thanks in advance for any help!

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#1 and #2 are from the General Electric Pavilion. #3 and #4 from the Canada Pavilion's multiscreen film "Canada is My Piano."

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Notice the projection in photo #2, above the TV set.

I'm struck by the fact that the projection is close to the the reality of television today, whereas the high end TV below is an anachronism.

And the folks watching hadn't the foggiest. Although I'm sure they dreamed!

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Even before I read your caption "Could this be Bolivia," that was my guess for #7-11. #12 and #13 I would guess Spain since the picture of the castle at the right in #13 looks like Segovia. I was positive on the GE and Canada pictures but these are just guesses.

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Notice the projection in photo #2, above the TV set.

I'm struck by the fact that the projection is close to the the reality of television today, whereas the high end TV below is an anachronism.

And the folks watching hadn't the foggiest. Although I'm sure they dreamed!

The high end TV console screen looks awfully flat - wonder if it's just the lighting or if it was modified to be a projector instead of a TV.

I also notice the slanted left and right walls in the two scenes. Did the GE pavilion at Hemisfair use a rotating theater (or rotating stage) similar to the Carousel of Progress in '64-65?

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Hello again:

On #7, 8 and 9 they look very similar to one of the images you have on one of your HemisFair photo cd's labeled as "HF-38 - Ceremonial masks and costumes of Bolivian Indians".

Chris

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Even before I read your caption "Could this be Bolivia," that was my guess for #7-11. #12 and #13 I would guess Spain since the picture of the castle at the right in #13 looks like Segovia. I was positive on the GE and Canada pictures but these are just guesses.

I agree # 12 & 13 are probably from the Spain Pavilion

Chris

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