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The President and Bard's 8th St.
An interesting postcard because it's the only known depiction of a marquee on the Merritt Building at 8th & Broadway for an early 1930s short-lived Broadway entrance to Bard's 8th St. Theatre, (1927, Lewis A. Smith) later known as the Olympic. The card is from the collection of Gerald DeLuca. In the foreground we get a bit of the President Theatre, a name used in the 30s for what had opened as the Morosco (1913, Morgan, Walls and Morgan; Alfred Rosenheim) and is now the Globe Theatre. In the distance to the south there's the Majestic Theatre and the Eastern Columbia Building beyond.