Cypress Gardens at the Chicago Railroad Fair - 1950 by ElectroSpark
Water Thrill Show, August 1950. The promotional director of the Fair enjoyed the ski show at the Gardens in Florida so much, he invited Dick Pope to stage a show at the Chicago Fair in 1949-50. The first night ski show was held here. General Admission 50¢.
The road show concept was so successful, that the organizer, Tommy Bartlett, went on to operate several ski shows including the long-running annual event at the Dells in Wisconsin.
The Greyhound Train #2 taking passengers is an interesting version of the trains that ran at the NY World’s Fairs of 39 & 64. It’s an less-known in-between version of those, it seems. There’s an active community of Greyhound enthusiasts (I found out!) so maybe one of them will be able to identify.
35mm Kodachrome slide transparency. electrospark.blogspot.com/