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1964 World’s Fair in New York City …

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Misc View _12x8_All Most Check Before Printing_16 July 16_SFW

In 1964, my father and I went to New York City for the Professional Photographer’s of America National Convention.  While we were there, we went to the World’s Fair that was held in Flushing Meadows.  Following are negatives that I found that I cleaned up and am posting.  Nothing great, but they are still interesting to view.  I made a comment on Instagram when I posted some that it is odd to see people walking around without a phone stuck to their ear and people are actually talking to one another… times have really changed!  I have a booklet somewhere that I still have on the World’s Fair, but I cannot put my hand on it now, so I do not have any description to go along with the photos.  The few that I do know I will post a comment.  Here we go …

Worlds Fair View  1 Escalator_6x4_RTP 1 _ 19 July 16_SFW

City of Light _ RTP 2 _ 19 July 16 _ SFW

Misc View 4_Hall of Majic _ 6x4_RTP _ 19 July 16_SFW

35mm Strip 2_Dresses_RTP_19  July16_SFW

The next image was taken in the Belgium Village that was constructed and the highlight there were the Belgium Waffles.  Incredible!! Never had anything like it before, granted I was only eleven years old, but it was delicious.  The waffle with fresh strawberrys, powdered sugar and whip creme … never saw anything like that in Pensacola!  They were so popular I think we had to wait in line for ten or fifteen minutes to buy one.  Sorry that it did not occur to me to take a photo of it, so you will have to use your imagination or google it …

Belgium Village _ 6x4 _ RTP _ 19 July 16 _ Sharpened_SFW

And finally the Unisphere.  I purchased  a miniature of the Unisphere to bring home, which I still have, and I made a few photos of it earlier that I have posted.  I thought that I would also include one here …

Earth 2_Good_18 July 16_Sharpened_SFW

Globe_5x5_31 Dec 13_SFW

If anyone went and would like to share their story, please feel free.  If you took a photo of your Belgian Waffle and feel like sharing it, I would love to see it.  That is one more thing that has changed since then … if it were not for food photos and coffee / drink photos, Instagram would have a billion or so less photos every day!  Thanks for looking and feel free to comment … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

July 31, 2016 at 3:26 pm

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