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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Sightseeing New York: 1901

Sightseeing New York: 1901

This photo mounted on heavy card stock was found in a box of old family photos; it might be a souvenir. Probably taken in warm weather as the ladies have short sleeves and spring-like hats. Note this is Bus #4. I'm posting it to complement other similar photos of the Green Car Sight-Seeing Services photos already on Shorpy. View full size.

Green Car's corporate logo?

The conductor is sporting a swastika badge on his hat. Looks like another painted in the center of the sign on the coach side. Before adoption by the Nazi party the swastika was a symbol of good luck in many cultures.

 
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