The entrance to the railroad exhibit at the New York World’s Fair 1939 appears very much like a glorified and modernistic roundhouse for locomotives.The Rotunda above contains 25,000 square feet of floor space leading to a circular theme hall 180 feet in diameter surmounted by a dome approximately eight stories in height. Sponsored by theContinue reading “New York 1939”
Photo of our family business made into a postcard around 1942.
Pershing Square, Los Angeles Postcard courtesy of Western Publishing and Novelty Company. In 1866 the area known today as Pershing Square was dedicated as a public square called La Plaza Abaja (the lower plaza) by Mayor Christobal Aguilar. A year later people started calling it St Vincent’s Park since it was across the street fromContinue reading “Los Angeles, California”
Los Angeles County General Hospital, 1950’s The County Hospital, costing 13 million dollars, is one of the largest and best equipped in the world. There are 123 buildings on 56 acres of ground. An average 4 thousand patients are treated daily. (This particular building was finished in 1933, and was converted to office space. AContinue reading “Los Angeles, California”
July, 1975 We arrived here yesterday noon by plane and our friends drove in about 5 pm after a pleasant trip down. They leave by plane this afternoon to return home. This is a beautiful area – nice weather. Wish you were here!! Love Albuquerque, New Mexico. “The Duke City”. Night falls over the largestContinue reading “Albuquerque, New Mexico”
In 1924, Gandy Bridge between St Petersburg and Tampa, was said to be the longest automobile bridge in the world at six miles across. In 1956 it was re-built and used until 1997. In 2000, the longest bridge, Bang Na Expressway in Thailand, opened at 34 miles across.
August, 1981 This is a picture of the Queen’s refurbished castle in the Hague (Paleis Huis ten Bosch). She and family are moving in today so flags are flying, there is music and dancing all over the city. A “tub race” is going on in the park near my apartment. I’m going to walk overContinue reading “The Hague, Holland”