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Guide to the William Sharman Papers
 MS 3068

New-York Historical Society
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Container List

Series IV. Ephemera & Photographs, 1930-1965

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Aeronautics

Scope and Contents

Includes four items relating to La Guardia Airport (formerly New York Municipal Airport):

1. "Program of Events, New York Municipal Airport Dedication" (15 October 1939)
2. "New York Municipal Airport, North Beach" (promotional booklet, circa 1939)
3. "PAA Yankee Clipper in Flight, La Guardia Field" (postcard, mailed 1944)
4. "One of American Export Airlines' 'Flying Aces', La Guardia Field" (postcard, mailed 1944).

Another postcard (mailed 1951) shows New York International Airport, today's JFK. And an undated photo shows William A. Sharman (1926-2015), son of William Sharman, with other men and boys inspecting a plane on display at the New York Museum of Science and Industry in the R.C.A. Building, 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (The museum occupied the Rockefeller Center space between 1935 and 1949.)

circa 1935-1951
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Automotive

Scope and Contents

Contains a circa 1930 broadside for "New York's 1st Outdoor Automobile Carnival," at which William Sharman was one of three judges of the "Kiddie Kontest," and a brochure for the 1934 Aerodynamic Hupmobile.

circa 1930, 1934
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Gun permits

Scope and Contents

Contains William Sharman's "license to carry a pistol" issued by the New York City Police Department on 1 January 1930, 10 February 1941, and 9 March 1943. All three have Sharman's photograph.

Box: 1 Folder : 22 New York World's Fair

Scope and Contents


1939 | "Your Guide to General Motors Highways and Horizons Exhibit"
1939 | photograph of fountain outside Westinghouse exhibit

1964-65 | "Seagram's World's Fair Map and New York City Guide" (2 copies)
1964-65 | "The Triumph of Man" as presented by the Travelers Insurance Company (a 45-rpm record in a folding, illustrated sleeve)

1939, 1964-65
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Miscellaneous Ephemera

Scope and Contents

Contains a 1931 newspaper clipping of an aerial photograph of Baker Field and Isham Park in the Inwood section of Manhattan, a 1937 postcard of ukulele-playing actor Tom Patricola (1891-1950), and a 1943 postcard advertising the "Mailomat," a self-service, automated postage machine designed for use in railway terminals, post office lobbies, and other public spaces.

Box: 1 Folder : 24 Miscellaneous Photographs (3 prints)

Scope and Contents

Contains a snapshot of the tower of Madison Square Garden at night, July 1924, and two undated photographs of the Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) (1894-1972) on a visit to New York City.

1924, undated

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