VINTAGE JULY 1939 FORTUNE MAGAZINE
July 1939 complete issue, profusely illustrated in color and black and white, 244pp, 14 x 11 inches. Along with the original mailing box it came in. Front cover has some corner rips and sunned from being in original shipping box for 70 years; overall Very Good to very good + condition. Includes a retrospect of articles on all aspects of New York City before the outbreak of war in Europe featuring "New York Gateway to Germany." sections as follows: Part I "The People" (Melting Pot); Part II "They Govern Themselves" (Mayor La Guardia’s New York); Part III "They Earn Their Living"; Part IV "What Is This City?" (Penn Station; Painter's New York (reproductions of paintings by George Bellows, John Sloan, Georgia O?Keefe, Edward Hopper and eight other artists); Brooklyn and Queens. Also separate section: "Vice in New York" (Mae Scheible; Polly Adler etc.); Folding map approximately 27 x 44 inches "The City of New York". Cover illustration features a color aerial view of the city.
New York City issue, volume XX No. 1 published to coincide with the 1939 / 1940 New York Worlds Fair. Very Good to VG+ condition.
Fold-out map of Manhattan, The Melting Pot Harlem, Upper Fifth Ave., (interesting story about the large homes on the ave. at the time, thier owners and cost of upkeep and taxes)East 7 th Street, The Metropolitanites, New York Publishers, La Guardias New York, Health and Hospitals, 19,000 Cops, A Baedeker of Business, $21,000,000,000 of Real Estate, Manhattan Hackie, X-Ray of a Skycraper, Girls Girls Girls, America Comes to 7 th Ave., Abercrombie & Fitch, Under the Asphalt, Pennsylvania Station, The Painters, Brooklyn and Queens.
Full page ads in this issue include:
Lucky Strike Cigarettes (Back-cover)
Body by Fisher on GM Cars
ACME Steel strap Process
The Austin Company of Cleveland
First National Bank of Chicago
Plymouth, the No. 1 Car With New Yorkers
The New York Trust Company
Martini and Rossi Vermouth
WABC 50,000 Watts- 860 Kilocycles
International Salt Co. Inc
Imported Cognac and Whiskey from Park & Tilford
RCA Radio Corporation of America
The Maryland Bumpers
Cunard White Star Cruise Lines
Fairbanks Morse Diesels
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