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Manhattan Snaps: 1960 chess playing in Greenwich Village

From the cover of The Villager on July 28, 1960. (Illustration by Joseph Papin)

Chess playing in Washington Square Park goes back decades, long before anyone had heard of the phrase “social distancing.” This illustration is from the front cover of The Villager on July 28, 1960, and depicts outdoor summertime chess playing in Greenwich Village.

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