A Times Square postcard from the late 1940s

An Ephemeral reader sent in this supercool postcard.

The once-glam Hotel Astor is on the left. A vertical sign on its facade seems to say “Roof Astor,” a reference to the glorious roof garden that was once the place for city high rollers to see and be seen.

Great naked statues flanking the Bond store sign, right? And look closely; that’s a Woolworth’s on the ground floor.

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One Response to “A Times Square postcard from the late 1940s”

  1. M Says:

    Little Abe Relish here! First time, long time. I knowd that statue. Way back when I got the pubuty me my buddies spent many a long days out there lookin up at her. Dreamin. There musta been 30 of us kids staring up at her some days til the cops come and chased us away. Wisht she was still around.

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