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Remembering the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair

Updated on August 26, 2016

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A Family Trip

In 1964-65 I was a mere child. I won't say how old I was then, but let's just say I am one of an estimated 76 million baby boomers.

The New York World's Fair was a great family trip. I remember even recognizing people in the crowd who we knew from our town. It was a great time to share the experience with all family members.

The World's Fair introduced us to the Space Age (thinking, technology, gadgets), and they certainly didn't disappoint.


Brontosaurus

Prehistoric Dinosaurs

No, this is not a scene from "Jurassic Park" but instead one of the dinosaurs displayed at the Sinclair Oil's Dinoland Pavilion at the World's Fair. Actually nine life sized dinosaurs, made from fiberglass were exhibited.

The Brontosaurus is also known as Apatosaurus, which it was called for the fair. This particular dinosaur later found its way into the Childrens' Museum of Indianapolis after a national tour.

Eastman Kodak Pavillion

My! How Times Have Changed

Kodak was a giant in its day, but in the 21st century, with the advent of the digital era, they declared bankruptcy in January 2012. Unfortunately, a sign of the times.

The Eastman Kodak Pavilion at the World's Fair had a picture tower and an observation deck on the top where you could take pictures.

Comparing then to now, we carried cameras and not cellphones at the time.

The Vatican Pavillion

A Time of Change

The 1960s brought rock'n roll to teenagers (later called baby boomers).

It was 1963 and President John F. Kennedy was killed, in 1969 the US put a man on the moon.

The Vatican Pavilion exhibited Michelangelo's magnificent marble statue, "Pieta."

This was the first (and probably last) time it was removed from Rome.

Then in 1972 the Pieta was damaged with a hammer. It was repaired and now can be seen behind bulletproof glass. It's a shame that future generations can't experience it as closely as we did.

Fortunately, for those of us born between 1946-1964, we have great memories (and photos) of our youth to cherish.

All photos of the 1964-65 World's Fair are provided by the author, Camille Gizzarelli.

Flash From the Past

For some readers, these black and white images are a 'flash from the past.'

For generation Xers, it is looking at a moment in time when their parents lived.

If they are unfamiliar with the event, they have a look into a baby boomer's childhood memory.

If you attended the World's Fair with your family, I'd love to hear from you.

Share your experiences with our Hubpages readers!

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If a fair similar to the NY World's Fair were held today, would you attend?

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      Bill Cotter 

      6 years ago

      Nice pictures and nice memories. I'm lucky to have gone to a number of world's fairs but the 1964-65 NY fair remains my favorite. I really enjoyed the shows, the architecture, and, of course, the waffles!

      I have pictures of the fair on my site at http://www.worldsfairphotos.com/nywf64/index-tour.... We also have an active discussion group at www.worldsfaircommunity.org. Please drop by and say hello.

      It's still so sad to see what happened to Kodak, one of the giants of the fair...

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      Bill De Giulio 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      No I don't remember the Belgian Waffles. They sound great, I'm sure I probably had them, just don't remember. My parents have pictures from the NY World's Fair somewhere. I'll have to ask them if they know where they are. If you have more pictures please post them. Thanks.

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      CamilleGizzarelli 

      6 years ago from New England, USA

      Do you remember the Belgian waffles with strawberries and whipped cream? They were actually introduced at the 1964-65 World's Fair in New York by Maurice Vermersch!

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      Bill De Giulio 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Camille, boy did this bring back memories. I was just a kid then also and while I don't remember everything from our trip to the NY World's Fair I do remember most of the things you highlighted in your Hub. Thanks for the memories.

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