Eric's Never Seen Slides Pt 1 T&P 1940theme center trylon perispher
Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:27 PM
Another two "new" images. Color slides this time, not b/w prints. This of the Trylon and Perisphere from The Avenue of Patriots in 1940.
1940 nywf T&P slide 2012.jpg 149.5KB 85 downloads
And this, of the Theme Center in 1940.
1940 nywf T&P PTU.jpg 137.2KB 83 downloads
Best wishes and enjoy
Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:52 PM
I was very glad to get them. I have about 15 more. Some duplicate interiors too, which in this lot were the weak shots!
Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:08 PM
Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:00 AM
Yep, makes me want to be there! Raw, windy and rainy here today. Ugh.
Was there controversy about the lumpiness of the surface of the Perisphere? Did it get worse over the 2 years? Was it smooth on opening day in 1939? Was it intentional as an architectural visual interest thing? I seem to remember we had some info on that subject, but I've forgotten.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:20 PM
The damage to the surface did get worse over time, and they had to cut back on the fountains to reduce the water contact.
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