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I thought this was a really interesting electronic sign message:
 
pickpocket-sign.jpg
 
AN EXPO TIP!!
PETER PICKED A PECK OF POCKETS
WATCHES-WALLETS-COINS & LOCKETS
BE ON GUARD WITH OPEN EYES -
CAUTION KEEPS YOU RICH & WISE.
 
There were 609 pickpocket thefts reported during Expo 67.
 
This picture was taken on August 15, 1967.
 
Anyone have examples of other interesting signs?
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I've never forgotten that huge sign display--well, the one on the Cosmos Bridge between the two islands.  I thought it was very cool.  It was one of the first (and certainly the largest) digital display I had ever seen.  I suppose the displays were the same on each sign.

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Does anyone have any thoughts or comments concerning Laterna Magica?   It was at La Ronde: and a combination of live action and film.  I thought it was fantastic. 

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8 hours ago, annabelle said:

Does anyone have any thoughts or comments concerning Laterna Magica?   It was at La Ronde: and a combination of live action and film.  I thought it was fantastic. 

It was a very clever show, and although I was on a tight budget, I sprang for it twice.

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It just hit me that this was about all the security Expo needed in 1967--a warning about potential pickpockets.  The world has painfully changed in this regard over fifty years.

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I know. Every time we have a public event now like a parade we get special training and briefings on bombs, truck incursions, etc. I liked the simpler days a lot more.

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