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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

In Front of the Half Moon Inn 1943

In Front of the Half Moon Inn 1943

This is a photograph of me in front of my grandfather's bar, the Half Moon Inn. It was located on White Plains Road between Maran Place and Lydig Avenue, Bronx, NY. The bars are holding up a canopy in front of the Half Moon Inn. The camera is facing north, and the elevated railroad, on the left, runs above White Plains Road.

Half Moon Inn

During the 80s-90s it was called Bill and Rays. The owner was Bill and Ray Tessi. Very cool. Do you know the name of the boy. I lived in the big building behind the bar 2100 Bronx park east.

That's my dad!

Yup, that's my dad.

 
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