Friday, July 20, 2018

1964 New York World's Fair

Photos by Salt Water New England












17 comments:

  1. I was there at 6 years old in 1964. I remember that GM Pavilion.

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  2. I was there several times as a teen. The Swiss Sky Ride was a hoot!

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  3. Would loved to have looked around that auto show room . Born in the wrong place and time though ........

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  4. What I remember most from attending the '64 World's Fair was seeing (and typing on) an IBM Selectric typewriter (the one with the ball) for the first time.

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  5. The Flume ride was a big hit as was Abraham Lincoln and, the Pepsi Pavilion!

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  6. I had nightmares for weeks after the ride through "It's a Small World After All" with those awful dolls. I was 4 years old.

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    1. I had the opposite response: I loved It's a Small World After All. I probably sang it to myself for weeks after. I can imagine, though, it being an awful experience for others. I've had a similar experiences in a different context. We are all different and we each experience the world differently. I was a little older, too. I'm sure that had a difference, plus my father was a closet artist (cartoonist) and enthused over everything Disney. So, I was kind of primed to like it before ever getting there.

      Aiken

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  7. Thank you for bringing back fond memories of my visits there.

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    1. I remember having the delicious Belgian waffles there with fresh strawberries and real whipped cream!

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  8. I remember Disney's 'Carousel of Progress' the most: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmrSiJTMf7s

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  9. Attended Opening Day - and returned to the parking lot to discover my father's new car had been stolen! Memories are made of this,,,,Anonymous in NY

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  10. Nice to see period photos. The sphere is still there of course, but it great to see the context!

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    1. The Unisphere is still there, bright and shiny and looking as good as ever. Much of the rest of the area is now the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center where the US Open is held. I believe there is also a park there.

      Aiken

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  11. Had a good time with a girl from NYC in a mustang on the car ride at the Ford Pavillion..

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  12. Why don't they have World Fairs anymore? My dad (as a kid) went to the 1939 Worlds Fair in and took me (as a tot) to the one in 1964 (although I don't remember much). Sure wish they'd have them again!

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    1. My dad went to the '39 World's Fair, too. He went on to cover the '64 Fair for CBS News.

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  13. I was 11 years old when I visited the New York World's Fair with my Aunt, Uncle and two cousins. My most vivid memory was seeing Michelangelo's Pieta and sitting at the base of the Unisphere. Thanks for the memories!

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