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Places to Go: 1941

Places to Go: 1941

October 1941. The main-concourse information desk at Grand Central Terminal in New York. Medium format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

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Icons of Transportation

It took me 51 years of living before I finally made it to Manhattan to see Grand Central terminal for myself. It was one kind of icon -- thanks to historic photos -- before.

Seeing the space, the structure, in person made it into a completely different icon. It is still the most remarkable building I have ever entered or ridden a train from or back into. This place should be preserved forever!

Paging Ayn Rand

Great photo of Dagny. I like your imagination.

Paging Ayn Rand

I'm getting a flavour of a scene from "Atlas Shrugged" here. That could be Dagny Taggart with the big hat, walking away from the camera.

Dressing up

I miss the days when we used to dress to go out. I think we have lost something over the years. We have become too casual. I know that I feel better about myself if I am dressed well. I know too that a person who is dressed well likely get more respect. Something to think about.....

Well Dressed!

Darn - Everybody looks so well dressed in these GCT and other big city train station photos! Makes me want to put on a suit.

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