Item MS-5-2, Box 5, Folder 8, Item 21 - Photograph of Ellen Ballon, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, and unidentified man in uniform

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Photograph of Ellen Ballon, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, and unidentified man in uniform

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Constance Hop Associates, Inc.

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MS-5-2, Box 5, Folder 8, Item 21

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  • [c. 1942 -1945] (Creation)
    New York (N.Y.)

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1 photo : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm

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Item is a photograph of Fiorello H. Laguardia, the Mayor of New York (1934-1945) , signing a scroll of greetings from the "Men in New York at the Stage Door Canteen" to the "Men of Canada." The "Men of Canada" refers to the Canadian service-men's center that opened in Ellen Ballon's family home in Montreal.

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Item was originally stored in a blue photograph album embossed with Ellen Ballon's initials in gold. The photograph was removed from the album during processing.

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Description created by Rebecca Shaw on March 7, 2018.

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  • Box: MS-5-2, Box 5