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#1 Randy Treadway

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 10:34 PM

Pat asked to pass this along, but I'm not sure how to access the photos....

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Randy, I sent this off to the PTU e-mail address, however I'm not certain if anyone checks that site....Good pictures of the 39 Fair.......Pat M...
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Thought these pictures are quite interesting....Especially the pics of the 1939 Fair.....Pat M...
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#2 Bill Cotter

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 10:41 PM

<a href="http://queenspix.com/39wfindex.html" target="_blank">http://queenspix.com...findex.html</a>

#3 Doug Seed

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 06:44 AM

Wow, those are the best photos we've seen of the 1939 fair!
At least that many great shots in one group.

I sure wish they had captions. Obviously the seller has no idea what each scene is other than the self explanitory ones.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:21 AM

If you look at his 1964 stuff he has some great shots as well. There are a few Freedomland ones mixed in there. I sent info on that and some corrections to titles, never got a reply and no changes made.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 09:19 AM

I saw one picture that had something that looked like the parachute jump ride at Coney Island. The 39 WF had one ? or was it something else.

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#6 Randy Treadway

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:08 AM

It was the same one that is now at Coney Island- they moved it after the World's Fair closed.

#7 Yadda Yadda

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:23 AM

If you look at his 1964 stuff he has some great shots as well. There are a few Freedomland ones mixed in there. I sent info on that and some corrections to titles, never got a reply and no changes made.

I've been tempted to buy several of the '64-'65 shots, but it's always bugged me that they are creating the finished prints on a computer printer... At $15 per B&W image ($25 for color), I would at least want the photo printed the "old fashioned way" from the original negative.

I sent Queenspix an email a while ago asking about this, and also asked if they would ever consider selling the digital images on a CD (ala Bill Cotter) - I never got a reply from them either...

Has anybody here ever purchased any of the Queenspix photos?
If so, how was the quality of the finished print?

Best Regards,
Kevin

#8 magikbilly

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:15 PM

Well,

I was hoping to be blown away I saw about or 5 that were unusual. There is one labelled "petroleum" and I don't know what it is. Most are pretty mediocre lucky shots. Some are frumpy!

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:46 AM

I find the photographs of the state exhibits (page three) to be interesting. I have often thought that the main building in this area
(which resembled Independence Hall) was so incongruous with the rest of the Fair. The scenes of the scrap heap were odd. The
image labeled "The Voice" near the end of the collection is one I have seen before. It was sculpted from one actual tree but I don't
recall that it was entitled, "The Voice." Does anybody know if that is accurate?

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 11:46 AM

Well, I liked 'em!
Lots of good photos are lucky shots.

What's the deal with the scrap pile?
I was wondering about that.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 12:34 PM

Hi,

The voice - they are thinking of Lift Every Voice by Augusta Savage and that was in the same Zone, but they really need to crack a guidebook or something. The sculpture shown is a carved elm titled The Tree of Life by Laurence Stevens. Often forgotten are the man and woman ay the side made from eucalyptus. The scrap heap photos might actually be labelled corretcly.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 12:03 PM

Has anybody here ever purchased any of the Queenspix photos?
If so, how was the quality of the finished print?

Best Regards,
Kevin



I bought a couple of aerial shots once, and the quality was quite good. There's no way to tell beforehand what the quality is, though - other shots might not come from such good originals. I wonder if they'd be willing to send you a small part of a print to let you judge - or maybe they should put an enlargement of a small part on their site.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 03:30 PM

What abt Iconpix? I have seen those images before..online..and from them I think. The Wonderbread and most Theme stuff has been up and sold before. These are now vintage glossies of the same subjects - up again? At lease 1 member in here is bidding on this stuff. Anyone buy from them before? What did you receive? An original or an older reprint? I am troubled I guess by having seen the images before.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 03:46 PM

My memory is intact. I have seen these images for sale by Iconpix before, and not just in their past auctions. They are published in books - not unique. The one showing the Carrier Igloo at night can be seen in "The New York World's Fair in 155 Photographs" for example.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 08:23 PM

So, again... what's the deal with the scrap heap?




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