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May 14, 2006

Added CD #8 and #9 to the <a href="http://www.worldsfairphotos.com/century21/index.htm" target="_blank">1962 Seattle World's Fair - Century 21 section</a>.

Added Vintage Disneyland CD #10-12 to the <a href="http://www.worldsfairphotos.com/themeparks/disney.htm" target="_blank">Disneyland </a> section.

I'm working on some additional NYWF and Expo 67 pavilion pages and hope to have them online soon.

Regards

Bill

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<a href="http://www.worldsfairphotos.com/nywf64/dynamic-maturity.htm" target="_blank">Dynamic Maturity Pavilion</a>

<a href="http://www.worldsfairphotos.com/nywf64/chun-king.htm" target="_blank">Chun King Inn</a>

I'm glad you mentioned the camera obscura in the dynamic maturity pavilion. It made me look at the photo again and recognize the tower in the center of the roof. I like cameras obscura (camera obscuras?), but I can't recall if I saw it at the time. Anybody else get a look when they were there?

Also, there's a big sundial out front - was that a part of the Dynamic Maturity pavilion grounds, or a general NYWF item?

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I remember seeing the camera obscura and thinking it was pretty neat. I then pretty much forgot about it until I went to Wales about 20 years later, where I saw two of them in a week. That caused a flashback to 1964 for me. Haven't seen one lately.

The sundial was part of the pavilion.

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Bill, as a fellow Californian-- you've probably visited the Camera Obscura in Santa Monica. It was actually a beloved feature of the famous Santa Monica Pier at the turn of the century and then relocated to Ocean Ave. Park in the 50's. Some interesting history about it here: <a href="http://brightbytes.com/cosite/santamont.html" target="_blank">http://brightbytes.com/cosite/santamont.html</a>

A non-world's fair related reply, I realize-- but still interesting. -Trey

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Thanks for the reminder! Last time I was there it was closed. I think they were painting or something. Glad to hear it's still there. I'll have to look for it again next time I'm over that way.

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July 12, 2006

Added Greek Orthodox, Alaska, Illinois and Pool of Industry pages to the 1964-65 New York World's Fair section

July 11, 2006

Added remaining Groundbreaking and Dedication booklets to the 1964-65 New York World's Fair Magazines and Newspapers section.

Added the Magazines and Newspapers section to the 1984 New Orleans World's Fair section.

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Dear Bill,

Nice Stuff! You know I trust if you have any 1939/40 images that need identification now or in the future I'd be only too happy to help if I can. You've shown me so much with regard to color correction it's the least I can do

Best,

MB

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Thanks - I will take you up on that! I have about 300 images from 1939/40 scanned and awaiting cleanup. I'll let you know when I get started on them and inevitably get stuck on the ID process. B&W takes me a lot longer as the cleanup has to almost all be done by hand.

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Hi Bill,

I look forward to seeing the images, and lending hand if I can

Best,

MB

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I've added a few new CDs to the site, including #3 from the 1939-40 NYWF, #2 from Expo '58, #4 from Knoxville 1982 and some more news stories from the 1964-65 NYWF. Working on more now from Expo '58, including some fun Atomium shots.

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If I haven't said it before Bill, I've gotta tell you what a cool site WorldsFairPhotos.com is. How fortunate you are to have actually seen most of those places in person. Are you planning on taking your camera to Shanghai in 2010? I certainly am... well, along with the wife and kids, of course.

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for making all those amazing memories available.

-Trey

P.S. - And no, this was not a paid endorsement!

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Thanks, Trey. Let me state right away though that I was definitely NOT at the 1939 Fair for one!!!!!!!

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Well Bill, if your parents or grandparents went... you may have at least been at the 39 NYWF genetically speaking. I'm a big believer in the concept of genetic (or inherited) memory. It's not just physical and emotional characteristics that are handed down from those who came before us. In fact, I'm convinced my great great grandfather's attendance at the 1915 PPIE had a direct impact on my fascination from childhood with that particular fair and its period-- which in turn eventually led me to learning about and falling in love with the 39 fair as well.

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My folks were indeed at the 39 Fair. Not sure if I inherited any memories from them, but I did end up with one of their guidebooks!

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October 2, 2006

- Updates Super Scenic Slides page for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.

-Added additional stories to the 1964-65 New York World's Fair Magazines and Newspapers section. Recent additions are marked with NEW at the end of the entry.

- Added 1+ hour of background music to the Audio and Video page for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.

http://www.worldsfairphotos.com

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Add to Super Scenic: (totally different pictures, there are many variations of same photo I'm not listing here)

2 versions of S-302D (one night, one day)

Alternate S-303 set:

S-303A Masonic Center (same as your S-303C)

S-303B Billy Graham Pavilion

S-303C Singer Bowl

S-303D Brass Rail

2 versions of S-307B

2 versions of S-313B (one error, one correct)

2 versions of 5511 (International Set B )

2 versions of 5519 (International Set B )

2 versions of 5535 (Transportation Area)

I'll post any of these here if anybody wants to see them.

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Yes, I'd love to see them. Thanks in advance!!

Bill

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2 versions of S-302D General Electric Company

S-302D_-_General_Electric_Company.jpg

S-302D_-_General_Electric_Company_night.jpg

2 versions of S-307B Chrysler

S-307B_-_Chrysler.jpg

S-307B_-_Chrysler_2.jpg

2 versions of S-313B Panorama from New York Pavilion (first one is obviously an error)

S-313B_-_Panorama_from_New_Yorl_Pavilion_error.jpg

S-313B_-_Panorama_from_New_Yorl_Pavilion.jpg

2 versions of 5511 Pavilion of Spain

5511_-_Pavilion_of_Spain.jpg

5511_-_Pavilion_of_Spain_2.jpg

2 versions of 5519 Sermons from Science

5519_-_Sermons_From_Science.jpg

5519_-_Sermons_From_Science_2.jpg

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2 versions of 5535 U.S. Rubber Company Exhibit

5535_-_U.S._Rubber_Company_Exhibit.jpg

5535_-_U.S._Rubber_Company_Exhibit_2.jpg

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Boy, they really had trouble with the "View from the NYS Pavilion" slide - I believe their second attempt is backwards:

S-313B_-_Panorama_from_New_Yorl_Pavilion.jpg

Thanks for sharing all of these Randy!

Best Regards,

Kevin

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Yes it is backwards...

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Many thanks, Randy.

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Yes it is backwards...

You're right! Why didn't I catch that? Too many late-at-nights I guess. Couldn't see the forest among the dust specks.

One slide left to restore on the 'alternate S-303 set', and then I'll post those. As Bill has said, these are very difficult to clean up- it's slow going.

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Here is the "alternate" S-303 set.

S-303A Masonic Center

S-303A_-_Masonic_Center.jpg

S-303B Billy Graham Pavilion

S-303B_-_Billy_Graham_Pavilion.jpg

S-303C Singer Bowl

S-303C_-_Singer_Bowl.jpg

S-303D Brass Rail

S-303D_-_Brass_Rail.jpg

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