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New York - 2nd Floor Layout - Construction Photos

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Unidentified Worker &
Frank Castiglione
Working On Mountain
Ray Palumbo Working
in Industrial Area
Unidentified Workers
Frank Castiglione
 Working On Waterfall
Frank Castiglione
Working On Waterfall
Left End of Layout
HO Village Area HO Village Area Pre-Industrial Area
   
  Unidentified Worker
at the Relay Box
 
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These photos appeared in The Gilbert News, Volume 14, No. 1, January-February 1954.  They were most likely taken in mid to late 1949 and early 1950, when the layout was under construction and Gilbert was in a race to be ready with their new layout for the 1950 toy fair.  They show far more than just the status of the construction project.  They show some of the individuals involved in building it.  While I haven't been able to identify all of the people, most are identifiable.  If you can help identify any of these individuals, please let me know at the Contact Us link above.