On April 22, 2014 I gave two presentations on the 1964-65 New York World's Fair at the Queens Theater in the Park as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations. The first presentation is now available on YouTube.
World's Fairs are very special times and places. For all too brief a time they transform an everyday setting into someplace magical, one of exotic landscapes, international foods and visitors, playful architecture and projections of the future. Although they are with us for just a short time, they often leave long-lasting memories with those lucky enough to attend. Happily, they also leave behind a wide array of souvenirs, including photographs that forever memorialize these international galas.
I have long been interested in world's fairs, and have been fortunate enough to have visited several of them. Over the years I have collected thousands of photos and am pleased to be able to share some of them with you on this site. I hope that they provide you an enjoyable trip back in time.
- Bill Cotter
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