1941 Print New York Assembly Central Park Americans Walter Lane World War II FZ7


This is an original 1941 halftone print of New Yorkers assembling in Central Park in May of 1941 to demonstrate their loyalty to the United States. 750,000 people arrived. Harold Ickes, the Secretary of the Interior for Franklin Roosevelt, gave a speech titled, "What is an American," during a time when the Third Reich seemed headed toward world domination. Photography by Walter B. Lane.


This 70+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging in margins. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 11 x 12.5 inches; 28 x 32 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: I am an American Day, rally, New York City, wartime