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March 25, 1952: En route to the International Motor Sports show at the Grand Central Palace in Manhattan, Frazer L. W. Dougherty drove his Airphibian, an airplane that could be detached from its wings and tail to become an odd little car, down Grand Central Parkway. Mr. Dougherty was quoted in The Boston Globe as hoping to sell the Airphibian to the public soon. Meanwhile, in a preview of the auto show, The Times published a vision of the car of the future — “telescoping wheels for leapfrogging traffic,” a microphone for “yelling at drivers, pedestrians,” a “soda pop dispenser,” a bumper to protect the grill and a bumper to protect the grill bumper were among its features. Photo: Eddie Hausner/The New York Times 
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March 25, 1952: En route to the International Motor Sports show at the Grand Central Palace in Manhattan, Frazer L. W. Dougherty drove his Airphibian, an airplane that could be detached from its wings and tail to become an odd little car, down Grand Central Parkway. Mr. Dougherty was quoted in The Boston Globe as hoping to sell the Airphibian to the public soon. Meanwhile, in a preview of the auto show, The Times published a vision of the car of the future — “telescoping wheels for leapfrogging traffic,” a microphone for “yelling at drivers, pedestrians,” a “soda pop dispenser,” a bumper to protect the grill and a bumper to protect the grill bumper were among its features. Photo: Eddie Hausner/The New York Times

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March 25, 1952: En route to the International Motor Sports show at the Grand Central Palace in Manhattan, Frazer L. W. Dougherty drove his Airphibian, an airplane that could be detached from its wings and tail to become an odd little car, down Grand Central Parkway. Mr. Dougherty was quoted in The Boston Globe as hoping to sell the Airphibian to the public soon. Meanwhile, in a preview of the auto show, The Times published a vision of the car of the future — “telescoping wheels for leapfrogging traffic,” a microphone for “yelling at drivers, pedestrians,” a “soda pop dispenser,” a bumper to protect the grill and a bumper to protect the grill bumper were among its features. Photo: Eddie Hausner/The New York Times

Press photo of Colonel Jim’s Tasty Thrill drive-in restaurant (Florida), dated June 28, 1952.

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April 2, 1933: According to some paste-on scholarship on the back of this photo, the French engineer Joseph Archer devoted 11 years to perfecting his propellered  “airline cab,” which was intended to scoot along at 150 miles per hour, suspended from an overhead monorail. Repeated fruitless Google and Times archive searches suggest that Mr. Archer’s invention was not a pedestal-smashing success, nor was his work on a trench mortar as legacy-making as it seemed at the time of this photo’s issue. A side view of the cab can be found here. Photo: The New York Times 
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April 2, 1933: According to some paste-on scholarship on the back of this photo, the French engineer Joseph Archer devoted 11 years to perfecting his propellered  “airline cab,” which was intended to scoot along at 150 miles per hour, suspended from an overhead monorail. Repeated fruitless Google and Times archive searches suggest that Mr. Archer’s invention was not a pedestal-smashing success, nor was his work on a trench mortar as legacy-making as it seemed at the time of this photo’s issue. A side view of the cab can be found here. Photo: The New York Times

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April 2, 1933: According to some paste-on scholarship on the back of this photo, the French engineer Joseph Archer devoted 11 years to perfecting his propellered  “airline cab,” which was intended to scoot along at 150 miles per hour, suspended from an overhead monorail. Repeated fruitless Google and Times archive searches suggest that Mr. Archer’s invention was not a pedestal-smashing success, nor was his work on a trench mortar as legacy-making as it seemed at the time of this photo’s issue. A side view of the cab can be found here. Photo: The New York Times

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March 5, 1958: An obsolete Sherman tank, named for the Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman and bought on surplus, was used to demolish obsolete housing at 57th Street and Broadway in New York. But it toppled the old Army barracks on top of it, and its operators were briefly trapped inside, till a “power scoop” came to free them, unhurt. Photo: Patrick A. Burns/The New York Times 
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March 5, 1958: An obsolete Sherman tank, named for the Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman and bought on surplus, was used to demolish obsolete housing at 57th Street and Broadway in New York. But it toppled the old Army barracks on top of it, and its operators were briefly trapped inside, till a “power scoop” came to free them, unhurt. Photo: Patrick A. Burns/The New York Times

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March 5, 1958: An obsolete Sherman tank, named for the Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman and bought on surplus, was used to demolish obsolete housing at 57th Street and Broadway in New York. But it toppled the old Army barracks on top of it, and its operators were briefly trapped inside, till a “power scoop” came to free them, unhurt. Photo: Patrick A. Burns/The New York Times

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April 1, 1941: Less than a month after the Lend-Lease Act was signed into law, temporary shelters for workers and their families lined up by the Lincoln Memorial for inspection. All while conflict simmered in Europe — a British cruiser, the H.M.S. Voltaire, was sunk by German U-boats in the Atlantic on April 4, and soon after Hitler began bombing Bulgaria. Meanwhile, in Congress, Rep. Carl Vinson of Georgia calls for “separate investigations … into the effect of defense strikes on production.” Photo: The New York Times 
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April 1, 1941: Less than a month after the Lend-Lease Act was signed into law, temporary shelters for workers and their families lined up by the Lincoln Memorial for inspection. All while conflict simmered in Europe — a British cruiser, the H.M.S. Voltaire, was sunk by German U-boats in the Atlantic on April 4, and soon after Hitler began bombing Bulgaria. Meanwhile, in Congress, Rep. Carl Vinson of Georgia calls for “separate investigations … into the effect of defense strikes on production.” Photo: The New York Times

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April 1, 1941: Less than a month after the Lend-Lease Act was signed into law, temporary shelters for workers and their families lined up by the Lincoln Memorial for inspection. All while conflict simmered in Europe — a British cruiser, the H.M.S. Voltaire, was sunk by German U-boats in the Atlantic on April 4, and soon after Hitler began bombing Bulgaria. Meanwhile, in Congress, Rep. Carl Vinson of Georgia calls for “separate investigations … into the effect of defense strikes on production.” Photo: The New York Times

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“Education is our business,” averred Walter J. Sutcliffe, chief commander of the United States Power Squadrons, in the paper of Jan. 19, 1964. And so, William Stein gave a demonstration of the effects of wind on a sail, using an electric fan. “We want to help and serve the person who wants to make sure that what he is doing on the water with his boat is correct,” Mr. Sutcliffe wrote. Photo: Larry C. Morris/The New York Times 
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“Education is our business,” averred Walter J. Sutcliffe, chief commander of the United States Power Squadrons, in the paper of Jan. 19, 1964. And so, William Stein gave a demonstration of the effects of wind on a sail, using an electric fan. “We want to help and serve the person who wants to make sure that what he is doing on the water with his boat is correct,” Mr. Sutcliffe wrote. Photo: Larry C. Morris/The New York Times

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“Education is our business,” averred Walter J. Sutcliffe, chief commander of the United States Power Squadrons, in the paper of Jan. 19, 1964. And so, William Stein gave a demonstration of the effects of wind on a sail, using an electric fan. “We want to help and serve the person who wants to make sure that what he is doing on the water with his boat is correct,” Mr. Sutcliffe wrote. Photo: Larry C. Morris/The New York Times

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Feb. 14., 1961: Underneath 51st Street and Fifth Avenue, Lacey Wilson and Herman Humes coated a water main with concrete to prevent it from breaking or bursting. “The main, built before 1870 — the city’s records on water installations are incomplete before that date — is similar to the one on Central Park West near 102nd Street that burst and caused widespread flooding Jan. 12,” wrote Charles G. Bennett. Photo: Larry Morris/The New York Times 
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Feb. 14., 1961: Underneath 51st Street and Fifth Avenue, Lacey Wilson and Herman Humes coated a water main with concrete to prevent it from breaking or bursting. “The main, built before 1870 — the city’s records on water installations are incomplete before that date — is similar to the one on Central Park West near 102nd Street that burst and caused widespread flooding Jan. 12,” wrote Charles G. Bennett. Photo: Larry Morris/The New York Times

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Feb. 14., 1961: Underneath 51st Street and Fifth Avenue, Lacey Wilson and Herman Humes coated a water main with concrete to prevent it from breaking or bursting. “The main, built before 1870 — the city’s records on water installations are incomplete before that date — is similar to the one on Central Park West near 102nd Street that burst and caused widespread flooding Jan. 12,” wrote Charles G. Bennett. Photo: Larry Morris/The New York Times

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In the Sunday magazine of May 18, 1952: “Without noticeable discomfort, daring young man pushes a flaming torch down his throat.” In other news from the paper of record on that date: “Atomic Blast Delayed Again,” “Moths Attack Congress Carpets” and “Czechs Denounce Scouts as Bourgeois Diversion.” Photo: Henry Ries/The New York Times 
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In the Sunday magazine of May 18, 1952: “Without noticeable discomfort, daring young man pushes a flaming torch down his throat.” In other news from the paper of record on that date: “Atomic Blast Delayed Again,” “Moths Attack Congress Carpets” and “Czechs Denounce Scouts as Bourgeois Diversion.” Photo: Henry Ries/The New York Times

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In the Sunday magazine of May 18, 1952: “Without noticeable discomfort, daring young man pushes a flaming torch down his throat.” In other news from the paper of record on that date: “Atomic Blast Delayed Again,” “Moths Attack Congress Carpets” and “Czechs Denounce Scouts as Bourgeois Diversion.” Photo: Henry Ries/The New York Times

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Jan. 11, 1942: After days of temperatures like 4.8 or 6.9 degrees, a brief respite from the cold spell sent folks outdoors for the weekend, like this skater in Central Park, who was rescued from a spill by a danger sign. Photo: The New York Times 
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Jan. 11, 1942: After days of temperatures like 4.8 or 6.9 degrees, a brief respite from the cold spell sent folks outdoors for the weekend, like this skater in Central Park, who was rescued from a spill by a danger sign. Photo: The New York Times

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Jan. 11, 1942: After days of temperatures like 4.8 or 6.9 degrees, a brief respite from the cold spell sent folks outdoors for the weekend, like this skater in Central Park, who was rescued from a spill by a danger sign. Photo: The New York Times

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The heat of July 1954 did not stop these intrepid tourists from making a go of it in the city. In the days leading to July 21, when the photo was taken, food crops had been destroyed, storms had killed 10 and an eclipse was obscured by clouds in Ontario. And in Brooklyn, at a mobile animal clinic for checkups, neighborhood pets were affected, too. Reported The Times: “These dog days shouldn’t happen to a dog. Especially a fat dog, and there are a lot of those.” Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times 
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The heat of July 1954 did not stop these intrepid tourists from making a go of it in the city. In the days leading to July 21, when the photo was taken, food crops had been destroyed, storms had killed 10 and an eclipse was obscured by clouds in Ontario. And in Brooklyn, at a mobile animal clinic for checkups, neighborhood pets were affected, too. Reported The Times: “These dog days shouldn’t happen to a dog. Especially a fat dog, and there are a lot of those.” Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times

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The heat of July 1954 did not stop these intrepid tourists from making a go of it in the city. In the days leading to July 21, when the photo was taken, food crops had been destroyed, storms had killed 10 and an eclipse was obscured by clouds in Ontario. And in Brooklyn, at a mobile animal clinic for checkups, neighborhood pets were affected, too. Reported The Times: “These dog days shouldn’t happen to a dog. Especially a fat dog, and there are a lot of those.” Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times