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1 hour ago, Irv Gleaner said:

So where is everybody?

It does look empty. It's possible this was a long exposure that blurred out anything moving - but I'd think that would have blurred the GE roof animation.

Three vehicles in the picture and one Brass Rail with roof lights out - maybe shortly after closing time?

Also, wasn't the veranda under Bell usually lit brighter than this?

Now that I look closer, the nearest stationary vehicle has a blurred one next to it that left headlight trails. 15 mph = 22 ft/s
Seems about right exposure length for a night shot.

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That photograph's colors are almost surreal.  There is someone or something on the roadway near the automobile.  And then there are the two streaks of light and what appears to be a vehicle near the truck.

It doesn't seem possible that the photo hides every human being.  Possibly the shot was taken in the dark hours after the Fair closed for the day.  Or it's just another colorful yet sad explanation as to why the Fair didn't come close to its target attendance.

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This photo is a copy of a Life magazine photo taken shortly before the fair opened. If you look closely you can see construction materials still on the ground. This is the original photo with the Life watermark on it.

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