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“Mayor Christens Plane”

April 1, 1940. 

North Beach Airport, Queens. 

“Mayor Fiorello La Guardia christens the Silversleeper, the Mexican Flyer, as Eastern Airlines dispatched its first plane from La Guardia Field, North Beach Airport tonight [the site of today’s LaGuardia Airport]. Beside the Mayor is Captain Erlon H. ‘Pete’ Parker, one of the Eastern Airlines ‘Million Milers’ who piloted the plane. Behind the Mayor is Elmer A. Sperry. Captain Eddie V. Rickenbacker, President and General Manager of Eastern Air Lines, lower right, bends over to get a better view of the proceedings.” 

By Unknown Photographer. From Bettmann/Getty Images. 

Retouched by Rick Stachura.



“Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia Campaigning for Re-election”

Circa 1941.

Unknown location. New York City.

By Ralph Morse. From the LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images.

Retouched by Rick Stachura.


Published Work Page

“Horn Practice”

Circa 1977-80.

Between Pier 25 and the landfill for Battery Park City. Site of today’s Harrison Street Basketball Court. 

By Martha Cooper. From the cover of her book New York State of Mind, 2007.


Essential Photographers Page

“Self Portrait”

October 18, 1953.

Unknown location. New York City. 

By Vivian Maier. From the Maloof Collection, Ltd. at


Latter-Day Longings Page

“William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac”

Fall 1953.

Allen Ginsberg’s Apartment. 206 East 7th Street, Apt #16. East Village.

By Allen Ginsberg. From the National Gallery of Art.


Indispensable Insights Page

“Johnny Guitar #1”

May 27, 1954.

7th Avenue, between West 47th and West 48th Streets. Times Square. 

By Frank Oscar Larson. From


Gift Shop Page

“View of the Queensboro Bridge from Queensboro Plaza”

May 1, 1912.

Long Island City, Queens.

By Eugene de Salignac. From the New York City Municipal Archives.


Press Page

“Street Light Repair and Penn Station Rising”

November 16, 1909.

7th Avenue and West 33rd Street. Midtown. 

By Louis M. Dreyer. From the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. 


Site Credits Page

“Night View Illuminated for the Hudson-Fulton Celebration”

Sometime between September 25 and October 9, 1909.

New York City Hall. 

By H.N. Tiemann & Co. From the New-York Historical Society. 

Retouched by Rick Stachura.