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Leafy Lobby: 1957

Leafy Lobby: 1957

August 13, 1957. "Tamarack Lodge, Greenfield Park, New York. Lobby to fountain." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.


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Silicate Ceiling

Being 1957, I'll bet that the ceiling is sprayed with an asbestos-containing material for sound- and fire-proofing.

Not snooty yet

So, it wasn't "concierge" yet, but "Superintendent of Service" back then.

Spinning Ashtrays

Those floor model ashtrays look as if they are the classic 1950s "spinning" versions. As kids, we always liked to play with these things, which had an arrangement to dump the ashes. We would see how fast we could get the plate spinning, until an adult called out: "Stop playing with that thing!" For those who missed them the first time around, this video will explain it all.

Fire Exit

And, of course it burned!

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