• Fiorello H. LaGuardia
    • Candid picture of Mayor La Guardia entering City Hall

      Candid picture of Mayor La Guardia entering City Hall

    • Comedian Lou Costello 'advising' Mayor Fiorello La Guardia in his City Hall office, circa 1936

      Comedian Lou Costello 'advising' Mayor Fiorello La Guardia in his City Hall office, circa 1936

    • Congressman La Guardia as Umpire

      Congressman La Guardia as Umpire

    • Congressman La Guardia demonstrates making an alcoholic beverage

      Congressman La Guardia demonstrates making an alcoholic beverage

    • Fiorello La Guardia in his Army Air Services uniform during World War I, circa 1918

      Fiorello La Guardia in his Army Air Services uniform during World War I, circa 1918

    • Fiorello La Guardia's grave site in Woodlawn Cemetery, the Bronx, circa 1947

      Fiorello La Guardia's grave site in Woodlawn Cemetery, the Bronx, circa 1947

    • Fiorello La Guardia, circa 1910-14

      Fiorello La Guardia, circa 1910-14

    • Fiorello La Guardia, director-general of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in Yugoslavia, July 1946

      Fiorello La Guardia, director-general of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in Yugoslavia, July 1946

    • King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in a motorcade at Battery Park, along with Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and Governor Herbert Lehman, June 1939

      King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in a motorcade at Battery Park, along with Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and Governor Herbert Lehman, June 1939

    • La Guardia with Henry Wallace at a meeting of Brooklyn grocers to explain the plan to distribute surplus food using food stamps, 1940

      La Guardia with Henry Wallace at a meeting of Brooklyn grocers to explain the plan to distribute surplus food using food stamps, 1940

    • Marie La Guardia at ceremonies for the founding of LaGuardia Community College, circa 1972

      Marie La Guardia at ceremonies for the founding of LaGuardia Community College, circa 1972

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia addressing the Teamsters Union during their strike, 1938

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia addressing the Teamsters Union during their strike, 1938

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and Fire Commissioner John McElligott watch firemen battle a blaze, circa 1936-9

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and Fire Commissioner John McElligott watch firemen battle a blaze, circa 1936-9

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and his wife Marie voting in the 1941 mayoral election

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and his wife Marie voting in the 1941 mayoral election

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and Police Commissioner Lewis Valentine at a Police Department ceremony, May 1936

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and Police Commissioner Lewis Valentine at a Police Department ceremony, May 1936

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia broadcasting over WNYC from his City Hall office, June 1945

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia broadcasting over WNYC from his City Hall office, June 1945

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia cuts the tape at the opening of the new 6th Avenue subway at West 34th Street, December 1940. The subway cost a nickel

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia cuts the tape at the opening of the new 6th Avenue subway at West 34th Street, December 1940. The subway cost a nickel

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia in his City Hall office, circa 1940

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia in his City Hall office, circa 1940

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia meets Lou Costello of Abbott and Costello, circa 1942

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia meets Lou Costello of Abbott and Costello, circa 1942

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia pinning a medal on Patrolman John Albert, Queens, NY, 1939

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia pinning a medal on Patrolman John Albert, Queens, NY, 1939

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia poses with local people during a tour of the Grand Canyon, April 1935

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia poses with local people during a tour of the Grand Canyon, April 1935

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia speaks at the opening of New York City Municipal Airport #2, which was later renamed LaGuardia, October 15, 1939

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia speaks at the opening of New York City Municipal Airport #2, which was later renamed LaGuardia, October 15, 1939

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia swears in Genevieve Earle, the City Council member from Brooklyn, December 1945

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia swears in Genevieve Earle, the City Council member from Brooklyn, December 1945

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia tours upstate aqueducts that carry the city's water supply, October 1939

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia tours upstate aqueducts that carry the city's water supply, October 1939

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia with Albert Einstein and others at a banquet at the Plaza Hotel, April 1939

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia with Albert Einstein and others at a banquet at the Plaza Hotel, April 1939

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia with his son Eric at a baseball game, circa 1941

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia with his son Eric at a baseball game, circa 1941

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia with his son Eric at the cornerstone laying ceremony for P.S. 118 in Queens, October 1939

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia with his son Eric at the cornerstone laying ceremony for P.S. 118 in Queens, October 1939

    • Mayor Fiorello La Guardia with members of his staff in the City Hall office, September 1936

      Mayor Fiorello La Guardia with members of his staff in the City Hall office, September 1936

    • Mayor La Guardia speaking at the Court of Peace at the World's Fair in Queens, May 1939

      Mayor La Guardia speaking at the Court of Peace at the World's Fair in Queens, May 1939

    • Mayor La Guardia watches a baby being weighed at a child health station in Brooklyn, May 1939

      Mayor La Guardia watches a baby being weighed at a child health station in Brooklyn, May 1939

    • New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia taking the ax to slot machines, 1937

      New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia taking the ax to slot machines, 1937

    • NYC Mayor Fiorello La Guardia watches President Roosevelt, sign a Bill of Rights Day proclamation at the White House, 1941

      NYC Mayor Fiorello La Guardia watches President Roosevelt, sign a Bill of Rights Day proclamation at the White House, 1941

    • President Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and Mayor La Guardia

      President Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and Mayor La Guardia

    • Robert Moses and Mayor La Guardia

      Robert Moses and Mayor La Guardia

    • The U.N. Relief and Rehabilitation director-general, La Guardia, with Arturo Toscanini, the orchestra conductor, in Milan, Italy, 1946

      The U.N. Relief and Rehabilitation director-general, La Guardia, with Arturo Toscanini, the orchestra conductor, in Milan, Italy, 1946


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