The first two photographs show Metropolitan Avenue looking east past Park Lane South. The bottom two photographs show Metropolitan Avenue looking west from Lefferts Boulevard.
Needless to say, I am most impressed with the footwork of the 1949 cameraman who was able to overtake the eastbound trolley in the distance of the first picture and photograph it again well before it reached Lefferts Boulevard.
[Color photographs by Michael Jovishoff.
If you have pictures of yourself showing any Kew Gardens locale in the background, email me high resolution jpegs and I will post them here as space permits.
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Sept. 2003 article about Old Kew Gardens.com, click on one of the following links. Turn off your browser's auto-resize if the JPEG text appears too small to read.
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