Hayes Perkins — The “Magic Carpet” Man

“For 14 years I toiled to make true a dream I have entertained since I was a small boy. I wished to have a beautiful garden beside the sea and … have made it come true.”

Letter to Miss. Swallop, October 28, 1959

From 1950 to 1990 the Eastman Kodak Company presented 60 by 18-foot back-lit transparency images in Grand Central Terminal, New York. Photographer Peter Gales took this photo in Perkins Park in 1961. Photo: Courtesy George Eastman Museum