Thursday, June 19, 2014

New York World’s Fair - I've Got Proof

A while back I posted a piece about reading “Tomorrow-Land: The 1964-65 World’s Fair and the Transformation of America”.  In that post I reminisced  about working at that very same World’s Fair and the fun to be had for those of us lucky enough to do so.

I’ve received a number of comments from disbelievers suggesting that I’m not old enough to have worked at that Fair.  Well, let’s put that puppy to bed right now, shall we.


Above is the employee ID card for the 1965 season.  (Click to embiggen.) This one survived because after the 1964 card disintegrated, I had this one laminated.  One of the few smart things I did during that period.  Oh, and yes, the photos were taken using one of those photo booths like those in Penny Arcades back in the day.  This was 1965, the dark ages of this sort of technology. Mr. Moses did everything on the cheap.

Unfortunately, none of my original photos from that era survive.  They were lost in the settlement of my previous life and never returned to me. But, I have my memories and this physical reminder.

And speaking of photos, I’ll get the slide copies off the old Windows machine today.  I scanned them into the PC over a year ago, and then the PC up and died.  I’ve waited for 9 months for a co-worker to retrieve them.  He remembered when he got back from Romania 2 weeks ago and finally did the deed.

There are few shots of myself - but I’ll post them anyway. I like to think of them as a part of my history.  Others may simply point and laugh.  Hey! Whatever works.

And so it goes.



  1. OMB! is that REALLY YOU? I was 10 in 1964.

  2. That's a handsome young man in that picture. (nineteen years old - right?)

    Take care,

    1. Thanks Calvin, The photo was taken in march, 1965 a few months before my 19th birthday.

  3. Great hair! tee-hee.



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