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Title Postcard: Lincoln Tunnel N.J. Approach. Courtesy Port of New York Authority. N.d., ca. 1945-1954.
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 2011.005.0130
Collection Lincoln Tunnel Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Postcard: Lincoln Tunnel N.J. Approach. Courtesy Port of New York Authority. No date, circa 1945-1954. Matte black-and-white, borderless, 3-7/16" x 5-1/2"; divided back; unused. Printing and markings on back as recorded below.

Back has a previous owner's ink marking: McTory, Newark, dupl. 9/25/54.

Titled on front at top right: Lincoln Tunnel N.J. Approach.
Text front lower right:Courtesy Port of New York Authority.
Publisher on back: The Mayrose Co., Publishers, Linden, N.J.
A Mayrose Post Card

An aerial view looking north of the entry plaza and toll booths with with two tunnel portals. The two tubes in use and the lack of construction in progress on the third (south) tube would date the photo as from ca. 1945 to 1954.

Automobile profiles appear to be from 1940s. The area inside the curved traffic ramp at the bottom (the 'helix' as it is commonly called) is mostly undeveloped and was presumably used as a construction staging area for the completion of the second tube (1945) and later for the third tube (after the third tube opened it becamed a parking lot for cars and later buses.) These points suggest this aerial was ca. 1946 or so.

Note the six tennis courts present where the portal for the third tube would be located. After its construction, only the two northeasternmost courts remained.
Date 1945-1954
Year Range from 1945
Year Range to 1954
Search Terms Lincoln Tunnel
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Caption front
Imagefile 097\20110050130.TIF
Classification Aerials
Automobiles
Engineering
Exteriors
Traffic
Transportation
Trucks
Tunnels