Mostly vintage (up through 1980s) New York.

23rd June 2014

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"The "Tri-Cornered Baseball Game" … was concocted by a gaggle of New York sportswriters and then carried out in support of the Allied forces in World War II." (source)

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23rd June 2014

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Bill from the Commodore Hotel, October 24, 1942 (source)

$4.95 in 1942 would be about $69.82 in 2013 currency. No way you’re going to find a nice hotel room in the city at that rate today.

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23rd June 2014

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New York City, 1941, by Charles Cushman (source)

New York City, 1941, by Charles Cushman (source)

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22nd June 2014

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Warships in NY harbor, 1945 (via slate)

Warships in NY harbor, 1945 (via slate)

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22nd June 2014

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"Shipfitters on lunch break at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, August 1944," official US Navy photo (

"Shipfitters on lunch break at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, August 1944," official US Navy photo (

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22nd June 2014

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"A synagogue on West Twenty-Third Street in New York City remained open 24 hours on D-Day for special services and prayer."  (source)

"A synagogue on West Twenty-Third Street in New York City remained open 24 hours on D-Day for special services and prayer." (source)

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22nd June 2014

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"World War II increased traffic in Penn Station 80 percent between 1941 and 1942, as soldiers arrived in the city from across the nation and then left for North Africa and Europe." (source)

"World War II increased traffic in Penn Station 80 percent between 1941 and 1942, as soldiers arrived in the city from across the nation and then left for North Africa and Europe." (source)

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21st June 2014

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In this oil painting, Thomas Hart Benton shows New York’s major role as an embarking point for troops and supplies. The canvas is based on sketched Benton made in Brooklyn in 1942, when the first American troops were leaving for Africa. (source)
In this oil painting, Thomas Hart Benton shows New York’s major role as an embarking point for troops and supplies. The canvas is based on sketched Benton made in Brooklyn in 1942, when the first American troops were leaving for Africa. (source)

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21st June 2014

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New York’s Role in World War II

New York’s Role in World War II

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21st June 2014

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Patriotic tableau in Grand Central Station during World War II (source)

Patriotic tableau in Grand Central Station during World War II (source)

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