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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

A Room With a View: 1942

A Room With a View: 1942

November 1942. "Babies' Hospital, New York. The welfare of this young patient, suffering from burns, is aided by having his bed placed near a window where he can watch the boats pass by. Nurses learn the importance of ministering the comforts of their patients in promoting recovery." Photo by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

That bridge -

seems to me to be the 59th Street/Queensborough Bridge, rather than the Triboro/RFK Bridge. The Triboro is somewhat further north of Roosevelt Island, and unlike the Queensborough does not cross the island. It does, however, cross Ward Island/Randall's Island. The structure of the Queensborough is sort of a gothic truss, while the Triboro is a more graceful Art Deco suspension bridge.

View To The Bridge

I've been trying to figure out where this picture was taken. The view from the window reminds me of a visit I once made to The Hospital for Special Surgery on East 70th Street, however that wasn't built until 1955. It could have been a predecessor or might have been the hospital on the then Welfare (now Roosevelt) Island, which is in the East River between Manhattan and Queens.. I am beginning to believe it was Welfare Island. It is absolutely in The East River. The bridge in the background is the Triborough (now RFK) Bridge. The large building adjacent o the bridge, I believe is a city run psychiatric center on Randall's/Ward's Island near the Hells Gate Bridge. Roosevelt Island is east of East 70th street and its northern extension ends at about 85th Street.

Milk sips, Greek ship

I wonder what a ship of Occupied Greece was doing in New York.

[It's an American vessel. - Dave]

The Land of Counterpane

The Land of Counterpane

When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillows at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay,
To keep me happy all the day.

And sometimes for an hour or so
I watched my leaden soldiers go,
With different uniforms and drills,
Among the bed-clothes, through the hills;

And sometimes sent my ships in fleets
All up and down among the sheets;
Or brought my trees and houses out,
And planted cities all about.

I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant land of counterpane.

               - Robert Louis Stevenson

 
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