Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Guess who came to dinner?

Here's a shot of former president Herbert Hoover at a formal dinner at the Belgium Pavilion during the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. If anyone can identify the man in the tux with him please let me know. He reminds me of someone, but who?

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

The bar at the Belgium Pavilion, 1939-40 New York World's Fair

The Belgium Pavilion had a wonderful location overlooking the Lagoon of Nations. The designers took advantage of this by incorporating floor to ceiling windows in the cocktail lounge.

Think how great it must have been to enjoy the fountains and fireworks with a cool drink after a nice meal. I'm sure it must have been a popular place each evening. This shot was taken by a member of the pavilion staff before opening.