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Urban Onions: 1942

Urban Onions: 1942

June 1944. "New York. School victory garden on First Avenue between 35th & 36th streets." Photo by Edward Meyer, Office of War Information. View full size.

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One Grand Central Place

The one to the extreme left is One Grand Central Place, formerly known as the Lincoln Building; also completed in 1930 and designed in the neo-gothic style.

Art Deco masterpieces

Three Art Deco masterpieces of 1929-30: The Daily News (right), the Chanin Building (left) and the unforgettable Chrysler in the center, of course. The one to the extreme left is One Grand Central Place, formerly known as the Lincoln Building, also completed in 1930 and designed in the neo-gothic style.

My old neighborhood

I used to live a couple of blocks from there. That location is a small park on one side of the street, and an apartment complex on the other.

Guerilla gardening?

I guess that "guerilla gardening" would be a more modern term.

[Victory Gardens had the full support of the government. -tterrace]

["Guerrilla" with two R's would be even more modern. - Dave]

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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