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Second to None: 1942

Second to None: 1942

September 1942. New York. "Second Avenue elevated railway at 14th Street in the midst of demolition." Photo by Marjory Collins. View full size.

 

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Helping the war effort

I would guess all that steel wound up becoming tanks, rifles, helmets, ships, etc., during the war.

♪♪ The newspaper with a flair,

The Journal-American is a family affair!♪♪

By the early '60s, when that jingle was airing on WNEW and WABC, Journal and American had yielded to the hyphenated name. A few years later, the paper merged with the equally moribund World-Telegram and Sun (itself the result of a merger) and the Herald-Tribune (ditto) to become, naturally enough, The World Journal Tribune.

And then it went away forever.

New York El

When you see the pictures on Shorpy of New York's elevated trains, it's really amazing how these massive structures were situated right down the middle of these main thoroughfares.

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