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On My Radar: 1952

On My Radar: 1952

September 1952. "Man in an airport control tower looking at radar screen. Also other equipment used by air traffic controllers." Acetate negative from the Look magazine assignment "International Airport." View full size.

 

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Dual focal points?

What a photo. The sharpness of the subject, the expected blurred background, but look at the sharpness of the far off buildings and parking lot! Great photo.

And the airport is...

Idlewild Airport Tower, 1952

Perhaps he's clearing a PAA Stratocruiser for takeoff to London.

Here is some more history of the era:

https://www.airporthistory.org/kennedy-opening-early-years.html

Clear runways

I actually had no idea that they showed up so clearly on radar.

Airplane!

What's your vector Victor?

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