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GOLDENGIRLG2X64/65, May 7 in General Discussion
Great shot!! I bet it got hot in there in summer.
Yes, it did get hot... & when it did, often uniform hats disappeared from heads & jackets opened. (BTW -- I'm the girl without the hat!)
I wonder where that world’s fair bag and the little glide-a-ride things are today.
The map took me a minute to understand. It's oriented differently than Bill's map on nywf64.
Also, I wonder what the girl on the left was doing, transpose it today, she's texting on a cell phone. (Grins)
You saw the glide a ride, I saw the bus model to the right.
What a great shot.
That Fair layout map was basically the same as the ones in the different Fair tour brochures.
As most of us probably know, those glide-a-rides, escorters, & buses purchased eventually ended up on eBay or in personal collections! I still have mine (one of each) in their boxes ... which perhaps now need to find new homes. I never got that World's Fair bag ... but I did also get one of those pennants!
I'm curious about the uniforms - were they assigned specifically to each person, or was there a wardrobe department with an assortment of sizes that got rotated out?
When I worked for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago (in the same time frame), it was a wardrobe department, and you got a freshly dry-cleaned uniform in your size or close (if I recall correctly, once a week? - but that was in an air-conditioned building). I and one other college student were the two smallest guys, and it got so we could recognize which pair of pants and which jacket we got out of the four or so sets in our size each time.
Another question, if you please: what did you do for meals?
A uniform was assigned to each, & the care & cleaning was each one’s responsibility. Initially we had to buy specific shoes (made by Hush Puppies), but they were so uncomfortable that it wasn’t long before most of us took to wearing shoes of our own choosing - we were on our feet for most of our shifts, working the Information Booths or guiding personal & group tours.
Any celebrities drop by for directions?
Looking closely at the map posted inside the booth, it appears the World of Food has not been removed.
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