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March 01, 2012


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Karen Reis

Awesome,you look the same. you guys look like dad. Keep the coming,so much fun to view. kisses karen

Tom Cohn

Great! Really brings me back. How come there are no more world's fairs???


omg- my parents took me to the WF along w/ my cousin jimmy's wedding. we saw oliver on broadway that trip too and they snuck me into the dining room at the UN despite i was under age.

José JAvier Toro

Loved them!
makes one yearn for those well-dressed days!


No Way! I always wanted to see photos of the legendary fair. And you can't beat personalized ones! Why did parents dress their sons with the same shirts?! 2 for 1 at Sears, I guess. Thanks Todd.

Mary-Claire Krebs

Can't believe your mom was wearing white gloves! While riding that cable car did you ever dream you'd one day live in Queens? Maybe you saw your future home. (And, for the record, Scott's not the only one who was ever nervous about your driving.) xoxo


Thank you all! I'm glad you enjoyed the World's Fair excursion. There will be more backwards time travel in the future...if that's not a contradiction.

jaime rouillon

awesome todd!....being boring was never your leitmotiv....
great time travel, loved the cleanness of how we dressed.....preppy.


great post! need the soundtrack to this, though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=293_5zjD-Qg


Thanks for link Phyllis! There's also They Might Be Giants http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dQLkxz6c2E "All alone at the '64 World's Fair, Eighty dolls yelling "Small girl after all," Who was at the Dupont Pavilion, Why was the bench still warm? Who had been there?"

Mirko Ilic

Dear Tod,

We would like your permission to use your father's
photograph of IBM building from this blog in a book
we are working on.

This is a book by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic
(“Icons of Graphic Design,” “Handwritten,”
“Anatomy of Design,” “Stop Think Go Do”)
that will showcase and describe grand
typographic gestures in architecture and
art throughout the world.

The project will be published by Monacelli Press
in Fall 2013.

The images IBM has in their archives are black and white
and not very good. The photo your father took is much
better quality, so we were wondering if you could grant
us permission to use it in the book.

Please contact us at 7wonders@mirkoilic.com if you'd
like to be published. Your father will be fully credited as photographer in the book.

Very sincerely,
Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic, Authors

Matthew Silva

Dear Tod,
I am making a documentary about the New York State Pavilion and am gathering archival photos from the 1964-65 fair specifically of the New York State Pavilion.

I am curious to know if you would be willing to share some of your pictures for my project, they are fantastic.

You can check out a small video blurb of my project at: http://vimeo.com/61415780

Thank you.

Best regards,
Matthew Silva



Your project sounds very interesting. I'm an architect and have long wondered why nothing has ever been done to rehabilitate the NYS Pavilion. Let me know which photos whould be useful for your project. My email is tmartinarch@earthlink.net.


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