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(Part 6) 1935 Trip to New York Scrapbook

Today's post will get us into Tuesday, day two of the A.G.O. convention.  This first page posted today includes the portion of the program that covered the first events on Monday of the convention.  This also included the 9p.m. program that Mrs. O'Brien went to with Nita.

Here are closeups of the pages in the "A.G.O. Cipher."  She has one or two more of these little daily booklets later on in the scrapbook.

The "A.G.O. Cipher" is a light-hearted welcome and walk through of the convention.  A really nice keepsake that she grabbed.

Tuesday Morn.

We ate breakfast at Chiles and Nita went to the convetion.  I took the Sight Seeing Tour of New York in a Glass Roof Observation Car.  Met Chatherine Hanimar from St. Louis, a young girl about 22 yrs. old and we stayed together all the time.  We left at 10:30a.m.  First we went thru the residential section.  It is right in the heart of the city on Fifth Ave.  Just looks like so many apartment houses - no lawn - as these people only spend a few months of each year in their homes and that time is usually during the height of the social season during the winter.  They were all closed - however some men were washing the windows and fixing awnings etc.  Some of the homes we saw were Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, George J. Gould, Vincent Astor, Henry C. Frick, Harry Payne Whitney, W. K. Vanderbilt, Sr., Jms. B. Duke, Norma Talmadge and Caruso, Barbara Hutton.

Saw some buildings where apartments rent for $35,000.

As you can probably see for yourself, those were some high-profile names of the era she mentioned. 

Tomorrow, we will see some great postcards she included in the scrapbook.  See you then!

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Reader Comments (2)

Hi Brian,
I hope you don't mind...I sent an email to the AGO and a link to your site. They still exist, and I really think they need to see this. If it's fun and interesting for us, it will be doubly so for them.

October 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Thanks Christine! That'll be great for them to enjoy. It didn't even come to mind yet for me. Too busy scanning and piecing back together these big pages all the time. haha!

October 24, 2010 | Registered CommenterBrian Carlisle

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