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New York Journal-American: An American Paper for the American People

Photographic Morgue

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The photographic morgue of the New York Journal-American is comprised, in part, of approximately two million prints compiled by Journal-American staff. This gallery provides access to a select group of images meant to represent broad areas of the collection. The gallery can be searched by keyword or it can be browsed by topic. This search engine is NOT case sensitive, and partial words are acceptable.

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"Take Me To Your Leader!"

"Take Me To Your Leader!"
1958-06-03
Binoculars

A Fan Gets His Souvenir

A Fan Gets His Souvenir
1956-09-02
Baseball -- Fans

A Million in Small Bills

A Million in Small Bills
1955-12-04
Currency

Aerial Daredevils Performing Two Miles Up

Aerial Daredevils Performing Two Miles Up
1929-01-08
Aerial -- Stunt flying

Alimony Clubbers Entertained by Actors

Alimony Clubbers Entertained by Actors
1931-11-12
Alimony club and jail

An Innovative Two-Pointer

An Innovative Two-Pointer
1953-08-16
Basketball -- Teams -- Harlem Globetrotters

Anagram Play

Anagram Play
1936-11-30
Educational Alliance

Animals with the Mostest--No. 5: Most Popular Creature in the Bronx Zoo--The Walrus

Animals with the Mostest--No. 5: Most Popular Creature in the Bronx Zoo--The Walrus
1952-12-04
Animals -- Animals With the Mostest series, began 30 Nov. 1952

April Fool's Airplane Landing

April Fool's Airplane Landing
1949-04-01
April Fool's Day

Architects Protest Destruction of Pennsylvania Station

Architects Protest Destruction of Pennsylvania Station
1962-08-03
Architects

Art Nouveau Dress

Art Nouveau Dress
1966-02-18
Fashions -- Fashion shows

Artichokes

Artichokes
1958-04-07
Artichokes

Auto Show Models "Crowd" A Small Car

Auto Show Models "Crowd" A Small Car
1959-04-13
Auto shows

Auto Show Scheduled to Open at the Coliseum

Auto Show Scheduled to Open at the Coliseum
1956-12-10
Auto shows -- New York City, Dec. 1956

Award-Winning Play

Award-Winning Play
1962-04-10
CPA - CZ

Awed Spectators

Awed Spectators
1961-04-27
Circuses

Baby Beauty Contest

Baby Beauty Contest
1962-02-26
Baby -- Contest, show

Baby Takes A Last Look

Baby Takes A Last Look
1954-07-09
Alligator

Balancing Act

Balancing Act
1962-07-17
Circuses

Bat-A-Way Caddies

Bat-A-Way Caddies
1952-05-18
Coney Island -- Misc. [2 folders]

Be Smart To Look Smart

Be Smart To Look Smart
1948-09-27
Charm -- Features

Beach Backgammon

Beach Backgammon
1930-12-12
BAB - Baking

Beauty Contestant Collapses

Beauty Contestant Collapses
1954-07-19
Beauty contest -- 1950-1957

Beauty, Bovine and Ballistics

Beauty, Bovine and Ballistics
1960-07-21
Expositions

Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward
1963-04-01
Circuses -- Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey

Bingo Players

Bingo Players
1959-01-08
Bingo

Birdland Crowd

Birdland Crowd
1959-01-26
Clubs -- A - Z & misc.

Bird's-Eye View

Bird's-Eye View
1964-08-05
Beauty contest -- 1950-1957

Blocking the Drive

Blocking the Drive
1963-04-21
Basketball -- 1962-1963, misc. [2 folders]

Bobsled Riders

Bobsled Riders
1963-04-10
Coney Island -- Misc. [2 folders]

Boys Club Carolers

Boys Club Carolers
1946-12-24
Christmas -- A - Z & misc. [2 folders]

Bubble Blowing Contest

Bubble Blowing Contest
1962-07-05
Bubble -- A - Z

Capital Christmas Sight

Capital Christmas Sight
1957-12-23
Christmas -- Trees

Carolers

Carolers
1965-12-15
Christmas -- Carols

Casting a Critical Eye

Casting a Critical Eye
1963-05-22
Art -- Exhibit & sales

Celebrating National Cheese Week

Celebrating National Cheese Week
1936-11-14
Cheese

Celtic Celebration

Celtic Celebration
1962-04-19
Basketball -- Teams -- A - O

Charm Candidate

Charm Candidate
1952-10-12
Charm -- Features

Checkers Tournament

Checkers Tournament
1927-03-01
Checkers

Chefs Prove Grocery Statistics

Chefs Prove Grocery Statistics
1962-09-21
Chefs -- Feature, 1948-1949

Choir Eavesdropper

Choir Eavesdropper
1955-09-19
Choirs / Choruses

Christmas Chorale

Christmas Chorale
1963-12-19
Christmas -- Trees

Christmas Concert at the Unisphere

Christmas Concert at the Unisphere
1964-12-23
Choirs / Choruses

Christmas Gilding

Christmas Gilding
1960-12-27
Christmas -- A - Z & misc. [2 folders]

Christmas Planning

Christmas Planning
1943-12-12
Christmas -- A - Z & misc. [2 folders]

Christmas Spirit

Christmas Spirit
1962-12-07
Christmas -- Trees

City's Double Decker Bus Sold to Hollywood

City's Double Decker Bus Sold to Hollywood
1947-02-17
Bus -- 5th Ave.

Clowns Performing in Aquashow

Clowns Performing in Aquashow
1955-08-06
Aqua show -- Misc.

Cold War

Cold War
1958-12-01
Chess

Constance Bennett and Her Favorite Subject

Constance Bennett and Her Favorite Subject
1951-10-20
Baby -- Fellow Citizens feature, 1950

Contestants for Miss New York City

Contestants for Miss New York City
1961-03-08
Contests -- 1959-1962, misc. [3 folders]

Conversational Charm

Conversational Charm
1948-10-01
Charm -- Features

Crowd Pleaser

Crowd Pleaser
1960-10-15
Basketball -- Teams -- Harlem Globetrotters

Dancing on Ice for Holiday TV Spectacular

Dancing on Ice for Holiday TV Spectacular
1954-12-18
Dance -- Misc.

Dancing the Carlo

Dancing the Carlo
1934-08-01
Dance -- A - Z

De Soto Adventurer

De Soto Adventurer
1954-04-06
Auto shows

Dear Santa

Dear Santa
1955-12-13
Christmas -- Cards, mail, and letters

Destruction of the Big Top

Destruction of the Big Top
1944-07-18
Circuses -- Fire, 1944

Diamond-Studded Dancer

Diamond-Studded Dancer
1965-06-20
Discotheque Killer, 20 Jun 1965

Dream Car: Buick's Wildcat

Dream Car: Buick's Wildcat
1954-01-18
Auto shows -- General Motors Motorama

Durante Selected by Bachelorettes

Durante Selected by Bachelorettes
1958-04-01
BAB - Baking

Editor's Meeting

Editor's Meeting
1962-03-14
ECA - EFZ

Elephant Trainer

Elephant Trainer
1961-03-12
Circuses

Elephant-Sized Hug

Elephant-Sized Hug
1950-06-20
Circuses

Enjoying the Ball

Enjoying the Ball
1952-04-19
Art -- Students League ball

Evicted from the Dog House

Evicted from the Dog House
1959-08-07
Dogs -- A - L

Extra Bridge Suit

Extra Bridge Suit
1938-02-27
Card / card sharps

Facial "Icebox"

Facial "Icebox"
1966-11-27
Beauty -- Aids, treatments, misc.

Fans Keep Warm

Fans Keep Warm
1963-04-11
Baseball -- Fans

Fans of Brooklyn Dodgers Outside Ebbets Field

Fans of Brooklyn Dodgers Outside Ebbets Field
1955-10-05
Baseball -- Fans

Fans Prepare To Catch Yogi's Homerun Ball

Fans Prepare To Catch Yogi's Homerun Ball
1957-06-02
Baseball -- Fans

Fashion and Oil

Fashion and Oil
1959-09-11
Fashions -- Fashion shows

Feeding Friends

Feeding Friends
1957-01-26
Cheetahs

Feigning a Faint

Feigning a Faint
1958-07-20
Beauty contest -- Miss & Mrs. A - Z, 1958

Final Touches

Final Touches
1962-08-28
Contests -- 1959-1962, misc. [3 folders]

Fingerprinting Showgirls

Fingerprinting Showgirls
1960-08-11
Fingerprinting

Fireworks Display

Fireworks Display
1960-06-22
Coney Island -- Misc. [2 folders]

Five Off the Board

Five Off the Board
1963-06-25
DP - DZ

Flamenco Troupe Performs

Flamenco Troupe Performs
1965-10-16
Dance -- A - Z

Former College Basketball Captains

Former College Basketball Captains
1937-02-02
Basketball -- Teams -- New York University

Full Ride

Full Ride
1963-04-16
Coney Island -- Misc. [2 folders]

German Jitterbug Champions

German Jitterbug Champions
1955-02-15
Dance -- A - Z

Giant Slide

Giant Slide
1953-05-24
Coney Island -- Misc. [2 folders]

Glass Gallery of the Cloisters

Glass Gallery of the Cloisters
1966-03-12
Cloisters

Going for the Rebound

Going for the Rebound
1963-12-08
Basketball -- 1962-1963, misc. [2 folders]

Goose Surrounded

Goose Surrounded
1954-09-24
Basketball -- Teams -- Harlem Globetrotters

Handy Guys

Handy Guys
1961-01-13
Basketball -- Teams -- P - Z

Happy Holiday Crowd

Happy Holiday Crowd
1949-07-03
Crowds

Highest Tree in New York

Highest Tree in New York
1962-12-05
Christmas -- Trees

Home Again

Home Again
1953-08-21
Basketball -- Teams -- Harlem Globetrotters

How to Be Best-Dressed

How to Be Best-Dressed
1950-09-10
Fashions -- 14 day style course

Hula Hoopsters

Hula Hoopsters
1958-10-30
Chimpanzees -- Misc. [3 folders]

Hullabaloo Dancers to Perform

Hullabaloo Dancers to Perform
1965-11-17
Dance -- Misc.

Hypo, The Journal-American's Office Cat

Hypo, The Journal-American's Office Cat
1938-06-15
Cats -- Named -- Hypo, our office cat

Ice Cream Treat

Ice Cream Treat
1952-06-09
Baboon

It's Just the Way It Looks

It's Just the Way It Looks
1963-10-04
Auto shows

Jane Russell at Army Day Ceremonies

Jane Russell at Army Day Ceremonies
1941-04-21
Draft -- Misc., 1941-1945 [2 folders]

Jet Wing Fashion Show

Jet Wing Fashion Show
1960-09-08
Fashions -- Fashion shows

Jitterbuggers Launch Dance Season in Central Park

Jitterbuggers Launch Dance Season in Central Park
1942-06-17
Dance -- Misc.

Joropo Steps

Joropo Steps
1939-12-05
Dance -- A - Z

Jump Shot

Jump Shot
1960-11-26
Basketball -- Teams -- New York Knickerbockers

Ladies' Pool

Ladies' Pool
1963-04-12
Billiards

Lady Cannonball

Lady Cannonball
1961-04-07
Circuses -- Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey

Loose Ball

Loose Ball
1955-12-04
Basketball -- Teams -- New York Knickerbockers

Lovers in the Outfield

Lovers in the Outfield
1961-05-29
Baseball -- Fans

Man with A Message

Man with A Message
1949-09-08
Baseball -- Fans

Manhattan Backdrop

Manhattan Backdrop
1962-04-26
Ferryboats and terminals

March of Dimes Fashion Show

March of Dimes Fashion Show
1948-01-28
Dimes -- March of Dimes, -1951

Measuring Up

Measuring Up
1962-08-09
Brownsville [Boy's Club]

Meeting Superman

Meeting Superman
1966-03-22
Choirs / Choruses

Members of the All-City CHSAA Basketball Squad Are Named

Members of the All-City CHSAA Basketball Squad Are Named
1963-04-14
Basketball -- Teams -- A - O

Men's Moving Fashion Show

Men's Moving Fashion Show
1962-06-02
Fashions -- Men's

Mid-Air Pas De Deux

Mid-Air Pas De Deux
1963-12-22
Basketball -- 1962-1963, misc. [2 folders]

Miss America Contestants of 1947

Miss America Contestants of 1947
1947=09-03
Beauty contest -- -1949

Miss National Press Photographer of 1957

Miss National Press Photographer of 1957
1957-03-30
Beauty contest -- Miss & Mrs. A - Z, 1957

Miss Photo Fair '63 Contestants

Miss Photo Fair '63 Contestants
1963-04-12
Contests -- 1963, misc.

Miss Photo Fair Finalists

Miss Photo Fair Finalists
1962-03-09
Contests -- 1959-1962, misc. [3 folders]

Miss Pin Up of 1960

Miss Pin Up of 1960
1960-03-04
Beauty contest -- Miss & Mrs. A - Z, 1960-1961

Miss Press Photographer of 1961

Miss Press Photographer of 1961
1961-04-10
Beauty contest -- Miss & Mrs. A - Z, 1960-1961

Miss Smiling Ankles

Miss Smiling Ankles
1962-01-08
Beauty contest -- Miss & Mrs. A - Z, 1962

Miss Verrazano Bridge

Miss Verrazano Bridge
1964-07-29
Contests -- 1964-1966, misc.

MOMA Fashion Show

MOMA Fashion Show
1960-09-28
Fashions -- Fashion shows

Mother Gibbon with Baby

Mother Gibbon with Baby
1946-02-05
Ape

Nash's Metropolitan Convertible

Nash's Metropolitan Convertible
1954-04-06
Auto shows

Nathan's

Nathan's
1965-05-15
Coney Island -- Misc. [2 folders]

New Curfew at War's End

New Curfew at War's End
1945-05-10
Curfew repeal

New Fords at Auto Show

New Fords at Auto Show

Auto shows

New Miss Steel Pier of 1963 Crowned by the Contest's First Winner

New Miss Steel Pier of 1963 Crowned by the Contest's First Winner
1963-06-20
Beauty contest -- Miss & Mrs. A - Z, 1962

New Section of Boardwalk

New Section of Boardwalk

Coney Island -- Boardwalk

Notre Dame Basketball Team

Notre Dame Basketball Team
1938-02-25
Basketball -- Teams -- Notre Dame

Off for Vacation

Off for Vacation
1954-08-05
Community -- A - Z

Office Attire

Office Attire
1952-02-27
Fashions -- 5-in-1 dress special

Oldsmobile Uses A Half-Car to Introduce the New 4-4-2

Oldsmobile Uses A Half-Car to Introduce the New 4-4-2
1965-04-04
Auto shows -- Special NYJA section

O'Malley Meets the Dodgers Sym-Phony Band

O'Malley Meets the Dodgers Sym-Phony Band
1951-07-31
Bands -- Musical -- A - I

Oops

Oops
1962-07-12
Contests -- 1959-1962, misc. [3 folders]

Opening of the GM Motorama

Opening of the GM Motorama
1953-01-17
Auto shows -- Sponsored by Electric Auto-Lite

Opening the Car Door

Opening the Car Door
1956-09-29
Dating

Pageant Contestant and Photographer

Pageant Contestant and Photographer
1962-06-25
Beauty contest -- Miss & Mrs. A - Z, 1962

Peach with An Apple

Peach with An Apple
1961-08-20
Fashions -- Children's

Pet Show Participants

Pet Show Participants
1952-11-23
Boys Club of New York

Petroleum Fashion Statement

Petroleum Fashion Statement
1965-04-01
Fashions -- Fashion shows

Phonebooth Dilemma

Phonebooth Dilemma
1937-07-24
Fashions -- Old

Photogenic Pinwheel

Photogenic Pinwheel
1952-02-02
Beauty contest -- 1950-1957

Photographers Eye View

Photographers Eye View
1958-06-20
Beauty contest -- -1949

Photographer's Rendering of A Flying Ferryboat

Photographer's Rendering of A Flying Ferryboat
1946-12-31
Atomic bomb -- Attack precautions and shelters

Picasso Masque

Picasso Masque
1958-03-22
Art -- Students League ball

Pigeon Photo Express

Pigeon Photo Express
1942-10-05
Baseball -- World Series, 1942

Pillsbury Grand National Bake-Off

Pillsbury Grand National Bake-Off
1949-12-14
BAB - Baking

Polar Bear Swims in Below Freezing Weather

Polar Bear Swims in Below Freezing Weather
1966-01-25
Beer

Posture Examples

Posture Examples
1952-10-12
Charm -- Features

Practicing Rebounds

Practicing Rebounds
1957-01-29
Basketball -- Teams -- Israeli

Preparing for Game

Preparing for Game
1946-02--06
Basketball -- Teams -- New York University

Preparing to Open

Preparing to Open
1964-04-26
Coney Island -- Misc. [2 folders]

Promoting Brotherhood Week

Promoting Brotherhood Week
1949-02-22
Brotherhood

Purchasing Tickets

Purchasing Tickets
1943-05-11
Dating

Queen of the Beatniks

Queen of the Beatniks
1959-07-15
Beatniks

Rainy Day Line-Up

Rainy Day Line-Up
1961-12-28
Crowds

Rebuilding the Boardwalk

Rebuilding the Boardwalk
1932-08-15
Coney Island -- Boardwalk

Renault's Caravelle at Auto Show

Renault's Caravelle at Auto Show
1966-04-09
Auto shows -- Special NYJA section

Roundup of Beauties

Roundup of Beauties
1960-06-27
Beauty contest -- -1949

Satellite Used in Transatlantic Art Auction

Satellite Used in Transatlantic Art Auction
1965-05-25
Art -- Exhibit & sales

Scene from the 1930 General Motors Show

Scene from the 1930 General Motors Show
1955-02-11
Auto shows -- General Motors Motorama, 1955

Scoring Leap

Scoring Leap
1960-11-12
Basketball -- Teams -- New York Knickerbockers

Scramble for the Ball

Scramble for the Ball
1962-01-07
Basketball -- 1962-1963, misc. [2 folders]

Sculpture Draws Lady Bird Johnson's Attention

Sculpture Draws Lady Bird Johnson's Attention
1965-06-15
Art -- Exhibit & sales

Seven Dwarfs Press Tour

Seven Dwarfs Press Tour
1938-01-22
Dwarfs -- Seven dwarfs

Showing Off

Showing Off
1963-06-25
Coney Island -- Boardwalk

Side Show

Side Show
1935-08-05
Coney Island -- Misc. [2 folders]

Sideline Critic

Sideline Critic
1955-07-28
Circuses

Sightseeing at Cleopatra's Needle

Sightseeing at Cleopatra's Needle
1946-01-23
Cleopatra's Needle

Sign of Spring

Sign of Spring
1946-02-14
Boys -- Misc.

Singing Mailmen

Singing Mailmen
1950-12-24
Brooklyn -- A - Z

Smile Please

Smile Please
1949-05-07
Circuses -- Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey

Snowflake Decorations

Snowflake Decorations
1964-12-12
Christmas -- A - Z & misc. [2 folders]

Split Model of MGB GT

Split Model of MGB GT

Auto shows

Stillness of A Winter's Night

Stillness of A Winter's Night
1961-02-09
Coney Island -- Misc. [2 folders]

Stretch Defense

Stretch Defense
1958-11-02
Basketball -- Teams -- New York Knickerbockers

Studebaker Commander Starliner

Studebaker Commander Starliner
1954-04-06
Auto shows

Suit of Armor for Sale

Suit of Armor for Sale
1941-05-07
Art -- Mackay Collection on sale, Gimbel, May 1941

Suribachi Salute

Suribachi Salute
1955-06-14
Flag Day

Swingers at Disco

Swingers at Disco
1965-09-05
Discotheque Killer, 20 Jun 1965

Taking Aim

Taking Aim
1957-04-12
Baboon

Texas Boys Choir

Texas Boys Choir
1968-12-12
Choirs / Choruses

The Bachelor

The Bachelor
1953-07-19
Bachelors

The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese
1947-02-04
Cheese

The Bowery at Coney Island

The Bowery at Coney Island
1953-08-15
Coney Island -- Misc. [2 folders]

The Mod Look

The Mod Look
1966-01-30
Fashions -- Men's

The Old Penny Merry-Go-Round

The Old Penny Merry-Go-Round
1934-03-30
Carousels -- Feature

The Patio of Tomorrow

The Patio of Tomorrow
1959-10-03
Expositions

The Well Tied Roast

The Well Tied Roast
1934-02-12
Cooking

The Zachary Scotts Attend A Recent MOMA Show

The Zachary Scotts Attend A Recent MOMA Show
1962-05-22
Art -- Exhibit & sales

Tiger's Leap

Tiger's Leap
1962-04-05
Circuses -- Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey

Timing the "Turtle Derby"

Timing the "Turtle Derby"
1964-11-11
Contests -- Miss Teenager America, 1965

Twist Marathon Attracts Few Participants

Twist Marathon Attracts Few Participants
1961-12-18
Dance -- Twist

Twisters at the Peppermint Lounge

Twisters at the Peppermint Lounge
1961-10-30
Dance -- Twist

Union Striker Distribuitng Leaflets

Union Striker Distribuitng Leaflets
1960-06-03
Actors equity strike, June 1960

Victory Gardening

Victory Gardening
1945?-10-08
Farms / Farmers

View of the Crowd

View of the Crowd
1959-07-06
Coney Island -- Misc. [2 folders]

Village Art Watchers

Village Art Watchers
1965-05-26
Artists

Visiting the Art Gallery

Visiting the Art Gallery
1950-12-08
Beauty -- 3-day Good Housekeeping plan

Waiting for the Camp Bus

Waiting for the Camp Bus
1962-06-29
Catholic Youth Organization [2 folders]

Waving to Admirers

Waving to Admirers
1964-08-05
Beauty contest -- 1950-1957

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Basketball
1967-04-03
Basketball -- 1962-1963, misc. [2 folders]

Where'd the Ball Go?

Where'd the Ball Go?
1963-12-20
Basketball -- 1962-1963, misc. [2 folders]

Winter Skeletons

Winter Skeletons
1964-02-11
Coney Island -- Misc. [2 folders]

World's Fair Hairdo

World's Fair Hairdo
1963-08-14
ECA - EFZ

Young Dodgers Fan

Young Dodgers Fan
1956-09-12
Baseball -- Fans

Yuletide Carolers

Yuletide Carolers
1959-12-20
Christmas -- Carols