|Posted on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 1:59 am: |
Hello, I'm doing a research project and need to find good quality photographs of H&Hs in New York City during the 1950s. I'm specifically looking for exterior shots, but anything from the 1950s would be great. Can anyone help me in my search? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
|Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 10:12 pm: |
The New York Public Library probably has the largest collection. It's the Robert F Byrnes Collection of Automat Memorabelia housed in the Manuscripts and Archives Division. There are about 22 boxes of photos divided by location, not date.
Our book is another source of photo resources.
|Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 11:56 am: |
Thank you! The Robert F Byrnes collection was amazing.
|Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 3:31 pm: |
As a child in the '50s, I can remember that our family trips to NYC included a visit to Radio City, and lunch at one of the Automats. If memory serves, I believe that we were at one of the Automats when they were televising an advertisement for a children's talent show called "The Children's Hour" with Ed Herlihee (sp?). However, this happened long ago, and I'm not sure whether I'm remembering this as an experience that I had, or simply something that someone told me. Do the details about the "children's hour" sound even remotely accurate? If so, where was that automat located in NYC. Thank you!