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This Is New York: 07/05/20

This Is New York

This Is New York by Miroslav Sasek is the fourth in the "This is..." series of picture books. This one is a 1960's look at New York City.

This book predates the World Trade Center towers. Reading it now in 2019 for anyone young enough not to remember what the skyline looked like for about thirty years won't notice its absence.

Other things though are a little bit dated but still feel very New York. For instance, there are the mailboxes: one for in city mailing and one for everywhere else. Anyone living in a city will be familiar with those two boxes, even if the color scheme has evolved.

Mail boxes

Then there are things that have changed completely, like the Giants. The Giants are still playing out of New York but their uniform hasn't looked like this in a long while.

New York Giants

Reading this book as I was working through my Turkey is like a T.rex sketchbook, I was amused by the out of date skeleton included in the book. The skeleton is bolt upright as was the way until the 1990s when evidence began to mount that dinosaurs were ancestors of birds. The modern posing would have the head and torso leaning forward in a more bird like stance.

outdated t-rex skeleton

The next book in the series is This is Edinburgh (1961).

Five stars

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