Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New York City Postcards

Elevated Road and Bowery New York. (Circa 1900's)

Radio City Music Hall is the world's largest theatre. Part of a capacity audience of 6,200 persons is shown watching the spectacular stage show that is a weekly feature at Rockefeller Center play-house. (Circa 1940's)

Port Authority Bus Terminal - Showing the McGraw-Hill Building and, in the background, the Hudson River and New Jersey. The Terminal services 5,000 bus trips and 130,000 passengers daily. (Circa 1950's)

Times Square by Day, New York, N.Y. (Circa 1940's)

Sparkling CHAMPALE now shines brilliantly on New York's Times Square (Broadway & 46th Street). In 50 states and in foreign countries consumers have discovered CHAMPALE ... the look, taste and sparkle of champagne for just a few pennies more than beer. Retailers everywhere add prestige to their business and sparkle to their profits by featuring CHAMPALE. (Circa 1960's)

3 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Super post, love classic NYC! When I get my time machine, NYC 1900 will be my second stop (after Disneyland 1955). Thanks!

Major Pepperidge said...

Once in a while I luck out and get some nice vintage slides of NYC, and I love 'em. There's no other city like it! And those old postcards are classics.

Jodi M. said...

I need a vintage (1920's - 40's) picture of Times Square to use for a non-profit community theatre production of "Guys and Dolls".
Anyone have something they can suggest? I just need a good quality digital image - drawing, photo, painting, anything.

The circa 1940's postcard here is perfect. What's the copyright deal on it?

Thanks so much. We'll be glad to give recognition in the program to anyone who can help.

Jodi