6.01.2015

Kodachrome Classic Monday #42

Every Monday, I'll be spotlighting a different classic Kodachrome slide that I've picked up, and trying where I can to detail the who, what, when, where, why, and how (much) of the image:

This Week:


What: World's Fair Two-some.

Why: Given that we are headed into the vacation and leisure season, it seemed like this would be a perfect time to spotlight what was at one point one of the main focal points of travel in days gone past, the World's Fair, held twice in New York City during the era of Kodachrome.          

When: These photos were taken approximately 25 years apart.  The first shot of the City of Light Pavilion dates to September 5, 1939, while the photo of the amphibious car demonstration dates to the Summer of 1964 or 1965.  

Where: Queens, NY. Both were known Worlds Fair photos, and finding their exact locations was not too challenging, since a number of maps of the fair site can be located online.  The 1939 shot was located in what is now a small grove of trees not too far from the Perisphere, while the car demonstration was held a short distance to the south near the Meadows Lake.     





Who: No one of note, or noted.      

How (much): The 1939 shot ran me $10 on ebay while the 1964 shot was part of a collection I got for about $15, which had a number of other slides.