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Polynesia USA: 1965

Polynesia USA: 1965

1965. "Polynesia Pavilion restaurant, New York World's Fair." See you at the Fire Dance! Medium format Ektachrome, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

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I remember back in the mid-1960's everything labeled "Polynesian" was thought to be exotic and upscale. Throw a pineapple ring on anything and you were thought to be the hostess with the mostess.

Picture perfect pineapples

At the fair there were pineapples growing in a small patch with electrically heated soil. Probably a collaboration between GE and Castle & Cooke.

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IBM

I only went to the IBM pavillion, being a young programmer. There they gave you a punched card with a NYT headline on the day of your birth printed and punched on it. Early Google.

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