Monday, June 6, 2016

The Funnies - Improving Riverside as the Railroad Would Have It (1917)

Improving Riverside, As the Railroad Would Have it
"Where shall we stroll, my dear - to the Abattoir, the Garbage Dump, the Coal Pocket, or the Gas Tank?"

There are times when you can compare a comic's content to reality. Back in 1917 when this bit ran in Life Magazine, The NY Central Railroad was proposing development along the Hudson River at 69th Street. Almost a hundred years later, the railroad is gone and only the scars remain. I snagged the photo below to show what the remains of the railroad look like today.

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