On this day in 1964, the New York World’s Fair kicked off in Flushing Meadows, Queens. And we were there!
Above, the brochure for the fair’s smallest pavilion.
I love that they were there.
The Old Library, Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-Generaal Den Hague, Netherlands
The official reporters of the Parliamentary Reporting Office record the proceedings and debates in parliament verbatim. Volumes of these verbatim reports (Handelingen) are stored in this library. When it was built at the end of the 19th century, there was no electricity—combustible substances, such as candles and gas lamps, had to be kept away from the more than 100,000 volumes. The roof was constructed as a leaded glass dome to allow as much light in as possible.
I need to find an excuse to use this library.
“Lufthansa A380 Munchen taking off from San Francisco. The South City sign (each letter is 60’ tall and made from concrete sunk into Sign Hill) was put up back in the 1920s. Sign Hill is now on the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of the Office of Historic Preservation.”
Have always loved this sign.
Very impressive collection of oral histories. From the British Library.