Unloading The Cargo At The Fulton Fish Market 1923
The Fulton Fish Market turned 200 years old in 2021. According to Richard C. McKay author of South StreetA Mariritme History of New York (Putnam) 1934, after a fire in January 1821 destroyed a large number of wooden buildings around South Street, a fish market building was erected in the area and was open for business in November of that year.
Our photograph was taken by Percy Loomis Sperr in 1923 and shows the loading of fish into barrels. Continue reading →
An out of work man, a beautiful woman, gangsters, an about to retire visually impaired cop, an escaped lion and a robbery at The Central Park Casino make up the plot of Warner Bros. 1932 drama Central Park.Continue reading →
A different sort of accident occurred thirty years later to the new Equitable Building.
On Friday, March 13, 1942 during World War II, eight anti-aircraft shells were mistakenly launched by the army from the East River. The Equitable Building was hit by one of the 37 millimeter shells. Continue reading →
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell At Grauman’s Chinese Theater 1953
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell leave lasting impressions at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. If it were up to Marilyn though it would not have been their hands and feet impressed in wet cement in front of the theater. Continue reading →
Three Members Of The 1931 The Philadelphia Athletics Pitching Staff
May Play In World Series
Here are three important members of the Philadelphia Athletics pitching staff who are bound to figure in the World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals. Left to right, George Earnshaw, Eddie Rommel and Robert “Lefty” Grove. Photo: Acme September 30, 1931
The Athletics had reason to be confident. The previous year, the Athletics defeated the Cardinals four games to two with Grove and Earnshaw each winning two games.
The photo caption writer here was a bit off with “bound to figure”. Rommel pitched just one inning in the 1931 World Series.
Earnshaw and Grove once again carried the load pitching 50of the 61 innings for the Athletics, but wound up losing the championship to the Cardinals in seven games. Continue reading →
Baseball’s Regular Season Is Too Long or The Post-Season Starts Too Late
An Easy Out Jackie Robinson is an easy force out at second in first inning of fourth game of World Series at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York , Oct. 3. Yankee second baseman Billy Martin has thrown to first too late to make double play on Gil Hodges who started play on a grounder to third baseman Gil McDougald – 10/3/1953 credit Wide World Photos
On October 3, 1953 The New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers played game four of the World Series.
On October 3, 2021 baseball’s regular season finally concluded. There will be 10 teams competing in the post-season.
It’s no longer as simple as the best team in each league squaring up against each other. Continue reading →
The trees lining The Mall in Central Park are mature American Elms, over 100-years-old.
You don’t need to be a dendrophile to appreciate the American Elm. But, most people take for granted the canopy of trees that surround The Mall.
For the last 93 years the American Elm has been decimated by the spread of Dutch Elm Disease. Those who study plant pathology, phytopathologists, first identified the fungus which causes Dutch Elm Disease in 1921. Continue reading →
Our Gang (The Little Rascals) Reunion With Jane Withers -1942
Old-Timers To Make Comeback Try
Hollywood, Calif – This young sextet of “old-timers” of the movies are no doubt familiar to you. In case they’re not, photo shows, (left to right): “Our Gang’s” Alfalfa Switzer; singer Bobby Breen; infant star Baby Sandy; Jane Withers; Spanky McFarland; and Bobby “Sooky” Coogan, Jackie Coogan’s brother. They are all playing in one picture with Jane Withers, each trying to make a comeback in his own right. credit: Acme 1942
The motion picture referred to is a 1942 feature film, Johnny Doughboy.
Never Before Seen Photographs Around The World Trade Center After The 9/11 Attacks
It was one week after the September 11 attacks. America and New York City was still in a state of disbelief. There was fear and grief. There was apprehension, And there were heroes. People who ventured into ground zero endangering their own lives for search and rescue. Continue reading →