From April 22, 1964 until October 17, 1965 a very special world existed. Dozens of colorful pavilions entertained visitors from around the world, with demonstrations of amazing new technologies said to be just around the corner. The short two year life of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair may have ended, but for many of us the memories live on. Unfortunately, without a time machine you can't head back to those exciting days in Flushing Meadows. However, you can take a trip down memory lane through this collection of photos from the World's Fair. This is the largest collection of photos from the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair available anywhere.
Seventy-five different photo CDs are currently available, priced at $10 each plus a flat fee of $9.20 for Priority Mail shipping, no matter how many discs you order. A detailed list of the contents of each disc, along with contact sheets of the actual images, can be found by clicking on each of the label images below. The original slides have been scanned at either 2900 or 4000 DPI and digitally corrected to restore colors and remove dirt and scratches. CD #12 is a set of stereo 3-D images of the Fair, viewable on your PC. A set of 3-D glasses is included with the purchase of this CD. These pictures were taken with a 35mm Realist camera and are not related in any way to the Viewmaster reels from the Fair.
You can build an online shopping cart and pay immediately through PayPal by clicking on the PayPal buttons below each image. A new window will open and you can add/remove items from the cart before checking out and paying through PayPal. You can also pay by check or credit card by mail. Just click here for an order form, print it out, and mail it in with a check, money order, or credit card details.
Custom CDs and package sets are also available, and orders of 10+ CDs can be provided on flash drives or hard drives; contact me for details.
Frequently asked questions about these photos
Are the pictures copyrighted?Yes - all of the images are copyrighted. You are granted a non-exclusive right to use these photos under the following conditions:
1) The CD is not to be duplicated or resold.
2) Prints made from the photos are for your personal use only. Photos cannot be sold, traded, bartered, put on a web site, or used for any commercial purposes without advance written permission.
What format are the images, and what is needed to view or print them? Each picture is a JPG file, an industry standard format which can be read in just about every image editing and viewing package, as well as in most web browsers. Many DVD/Blu-Ray players can also display JPG files; please check with me if you have any questions about your player before ordering.
How were the CDs created? The original 35mm slides and negatives were scanned on a Nikon Coolscan scanner at 4000 DPI. Larger negatives and prints were scanned on an Epson V700 at various resolutions depending on the size. Digital Ice was used for color correction and dust/scratch removal. Additional cleanup and cropping was done in Photoshop. All pictures were saved at a JPG setting of 10 to provide high quality images.
What type of cameras and film were originally used? A variety of cameras and film stocks were used. They range from 35mm to larger negatives.
How is the quality of the pictures? To be honest, it ranges from some obvious amateur shots which could have benefited from a tripod all the way to some that are absolutely beautiful. A thumbnail view of each picture is available on the contact sheets to help you decide. You can also download a full-size sample.
If I don't like the CD can I get a refund? Just like with music CDs and videos, discs are non-returnable. Defective discs will be exchanged for the same title. If you have questions about a specific image please drop me a note and I'll do my best to answer it. In case it makes you rest any easier, I have sold many CDs so far and no one has asked for a refund.
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