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A site for displaying photographs by Bob Lawrence

Cinerama!

The Mark Strand Theatre, Broadway and 47th Street in New York, was built in 1914 and tottled along presenting shows and exhibiting moving pictures until 1951.  That year, it became the Warner Theatre.  In 1952, it became the Warner Cinerama Theatre.  This card was issued sometime in 1953 to promote the brand-new Cinerama movie experience.

The building was demolished in 1987 to make room, eventually, for the Morgan Stanley building.

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BOAC 707

This version of the 707 debuted in 1960.  The standard-size post card was mailed from Kensington W8.

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The Proud One

This is a continental-size post card, 4″ by 6″.  I think this is the 1968 model.  No side mirrors.

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707 Prototype

This isn’t a post card, but something extracted from a publication of some sort.  I show both sides below.  It’s 7.5 x 4.6″ and on a slick stock about the weight of presentation paper.

Incidentally, this is the aircraft that “Tex” Johnson, an experienced test pilot. rolled twice in 1955 in a flyover at the International Air Transport Association at Lake Washington, near Seattle.  He was told not to do that again.

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Oh, No! That Plane…

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Looks like some photo artist at Curt Teich decided to make a rather bland post card more dramatic by drawing in what looks like a 10B in a power dive over the factory.  Scary looking, though.

Anyway, the card dates to 1939.

Steampunked!

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Tobacco Sale

Tobacco sale.  1940.  Big whoop, huh?

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Well, as I write this in September of 2019, there are four instances of post cards on ebay that feature this exact picture, but for four different sales…and not one of those cards is this one.  Curt Teich in Chicago really got a lot of use out of this photo, which was shot in b&W and colored in at the print shop, as usual.