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1934 World's Fair

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  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    1934 World's Fair

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  2. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,807


    What a great film! My grandmother took my then 16 year old dad and my aunt to this fair. I have many pictures and a century of progress coin from the event. I will post a picture of my coin, once I find it. Thanks for posting it!
  3. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,750


    So cool thanks. So many observations, I’ll leave it at:
    Awesome collection of mint model 40’s.
    People wore hats back then.
    Been said many times before but it is stunning how few (if any) obese folk there were back in the day. Everyone looks fit and slim.
    First guy Henry talks to after arriving is his chauffeur.
    Impressive machinery, early robotic welding!
    Most impressive exhibition all around.
  4. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,272


    :DHi Ryan.Thanks for posting.My Dad told me about attending the 34 worlds fair.He said, very enjoyable and most interesting.Recognized a couple of pieces of music.First was"Come ride with me Lucille" in my merry Oldsmobile.The other was the ending was"Oh Colombia the gem of the Ocean".
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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  5. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 35,180


    Cool post, neat vid. Thanks!
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  6. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,627

    from Michigan

    That obese thing started with the remote control for the tv.....:rolleyes::(
  7. I finally took the time to watch the entire video, and I was amazed how they suspended and hung 3 Vicky from one wire wheel, and seeing the twisted axle, I have seen a couple of them in the past, I wonder just how many they did that too? HRP
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  8. Jungle Jalopy
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
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    Jungle Jalopy

    upload_2021-11-16_14-1-6.png Mahalos, Ryan.
    What an insane amount of cool stuffs. The mini steel mill! On site aluminum casting! White outfits!
  9. Jack Rice
    Joined: Dec 2, 2020
    Posts: 160

    Jack Rice

    That was amazing! Thanks Ryan. I can't imagine how futuristic that must've seemed to the average depression era American.
  10. KKrod
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,202


    Amazed at all the machinery set up for this fair. Like a factory of machinery and then some. Must have been a sensory overload.
  11. greg32
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,124

    from Indiana

    From the 1939 Chicago Worlds Fair. Heirloom from my folks. 20211119_114222.jpg
  12. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
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    41 GMC K-18

    The 1934 Worlds Fair was an amazing event indeed !
    The incredible artwork of Diego Rivera from 1933, the murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts, really reflect the industrial progress of that time period ! This is just one of the 27 panels, that Rivera did, that depict the Ford Motor Company.

    diego rivera mural.png
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  13. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 987


    What a feat to create that whole display .Man on a Mission.
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