"By the El--Third Avenue & Its El at Midcentury", is a collection of over 160 color photos & many human interest stories from its former citizens that capture the 3rd Avenue El & the neighborhoods it traversed. Far & away the most beautiful collection of photographs ever published dealing with a transit related subject. When Joe Franklin, radio's ...Read More"By the El--Third Avenue & Its El at Midcentury", is a collection of over 160 color photos & many human interest stories from its former citizens that capture the 3rd Avenue El & the neighborhoods it traversed. Far & away the most beautiful collection of photographs ever published dealing with a transit related subject. When Joe Franklin, radio's "King of Nostalgia," first saw the collection he was prompted to say, "Seldom have I seen a collection of images that is so comprehensive & realistic." "By the El" is a photo & reminiscence tour of Third Avenue, from the Bowery to Harlem with special emphasis given to the El which disappeared by May 1955. These photos have a time machine character to them. The viewer gets the sensation he is walking down the avenue in the early 1950's, browsing in the store windows & interacting with its citizens. Car buffs are treated to a huge collection of antique autos, buses & trucks in original condition. Transit buffs will have the sensation they are riding the El over again or for the first time.Read Less
As New. AS NEW, no dust jacket. Oversized hardcover in gilt stamped green leathertte with tipped on color photograph. 124 pp. Illustrated with vintage color photographs, maps, reproductions. A nostalic and looving look at the long vanished Third Avenue Elevated line of the New York City transit system. Elevated lines, or Els, first appeared in the second half of the 19th century and by 1942, only the Third Aveenue El still existed, the others replaced by underground lines. The last train ran on the 3rd Ave. El in 1965.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Tight, clean copy of this book on the 3rd Ave. El. Bound in green faux leather stamped in gold with photo inset on front panel. Matching dust jacket. Most of the photos are in color. 124 pp. Scarce Book.
Near Fine/Very good+ 1882608127 124pgs. Profusely illustrated throughout with color photographs. Covers are green (faux leather) with bright gilt lettering, ruling and a color photo tipped on cover(A light crease on front endpaper as well, otherwise a beautiful copy. Unclipped jacket has superficial wear, scratches. An amazing trip back in time going from station to station on New York's famous 3rd avenue El. Great photos of the stained glass windows that decorated some of these stations, old train maps and street scenes, a one of a kind book depicting the period from this unique perspective. 124p.
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