Here’s another tunnel-related vintage photo for you. Although the source (New York Public Library Digital Gallery) doesn’t note the year, I’m going with 1927. Take a look and you’ll see why. (Click for a larger version.)
The reason I’m going with 1927 is because the Holland Tunnel, which connects Manhattan with Jersey City, opened in November 1927. I don’t imagine that these unnamed officials, decked out in their late ’20s finery, would be taking pictures and shaking hands across the border in the middle of construction. Or maybe they did, who knows.
Update: An astute reader identifies the two men shaking hands as New York and New Jersey governors Al Smith and A. Harry Moore, respectively. Thanks!
- On This Day In 1927, The Holland Tunnel Appears On The Cover Of TIME (rememberinghistory.wordpress.com)