New York City Vintage Photographs Part V – Color Photos

Vintage photos. A little bit before my first visits to New York. I started visiting New York after the end of the 2nd World War. I took my first flight New York to Boston in a DC 3. That was with my father in 1947.

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NYC_41_EnterpriseCV6_NavyDayThe aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) arrives in New York Harbor to celebrate Navy Day at the end of WWII, 27OCT45. Enterprise was one of three Yorktown-class aircraft carriers in the U.S. Navy at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the only one to survive the first year of the war. For a time she was the only U.S. fleet carrier in the Pacific, leading some to comment that it was the Enterprise vs. the Imperial Japanese Navy.

NYC_42_N3N_10FEB41_RAThree Naval Aircraft Factory N3N primary trainers fly over Manhattan in February 1941. The N3N was one of the primary flight trainers in U.S. Navy service, pilots referred to it as the “Canary” or the “Yellow Peril” due to its high-visibility paint scheme. (NASM Rudy Arnold collection)

NYC_43_FromJerseyCity_byCharlesCushmanA beautiful portrait of the Manhattan skyline taken from Jersey City by Charles Cushman in 1941, showing the ever-present ferry and barge…

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My Immigrant Stories – Number 3

For my third story in this series I have chosen Edward Grannis, an early settler in New England.

There are 2 men named Edward Grannis in my family tree. Edward Grannis 1600-1696 and Edward Grannis 1630-1719. It is Edward Grannis, born in England in 1600, my 11th Great Grandfather, that I will treat here. The following is according to a local record of Stonington Ct, found on And I quote: “Edward Granniss, an early settler of New England, is first found at Hartford, where he married, May 3, 1654, Elizabeth, daughter of William Andrews, the schoolmaster, and the record says she was then of Farmington. She died, when he married (2), 1662, Hannah, daughter of John Wakefield, of New Haven. He removed, about 1670, from Hartford to Hadley, Mass., and from thence, about 1677, to New Haven. He was a shoe maker by occupation. He died in New Haven, Dec. 5, 1710.”