The New York Times has a great slideshow celebrating the earliest days of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
Built on “six square miles of swampy sand, part of it the site of a once-fashionable golf course…” in its first few years the airport welcomed everyone from Gregory Peck and Pope Paul VI to, of course, the Beatles!’
(Photo: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey)
There are more photos here – including Jimmy Durante and Sammy Davis Jr.
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