Last updated April 4 2017

WILLIAM HOFF
THE OFFICAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF LA GUARDIA AIRPORT.

Below is shown my collection of postcards based on photographs from La Guardia Airport's official photographer William Hoff.

The real photo postcards comes both in a numbered series as well as unnumbered cards. On the backsides two different producers are mentioned. One is William Hoff, the other is Foto SEAL in New York. I believe you can find the cards in at least three versions, one unnumbered, one produced by Foto Seal and one by W. Hoff. The relation between William Hoff and Foto Seal Co. is not clear to me yet.

To complicate facts a bit ...
The postcards, both by W Hoff and Foto Seal, comes in at least two different printing versions. I leave that for the moment ...

There is also a later (?) series by W. T. Hoff Studio. These postcards are printed photos and not real photo postcards.

Finally, the are also miniature souvenir cards (not postcards), size AxB, most likely sold in packs of 12. I have one such set in my collection.

When were these cards issued? The used cards in my collection have cancellation dates between March 31 1940 to August 30 1944.

I have not yet identified 14 numbers: 53, 58, 75, 78, 80, 81, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93 and 94.
BUT, I have 7 unnumbered post cards below which I have not yet managed to map towards a specific number!

... and, is #95 really part of this series?

Info found on internet [www.metropostcard.com]:
"Foto Seal Co. (1938-1959), 118 East 28th Street, New York, NY.
A publisher of real photo view-cards that mostly depicted scenes of New York City.
These cards were often issued in sets that were sold in souvenir packets."

Number of postcards: 51+5 bonus cards

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Real Photo Post Cards, numbers 51-95
Number 51
51
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Air View of Promenade
VC
Unused
51
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Air View of Promenade
VC
Unused
51
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Air View of Promenade
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Air View of Promenade
VC
Unused
Number 52
52
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Main Entrance at Night
VC
52
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Main Entrance at Night
VC
Unused
52
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Main Entrance at Night
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Main Entrance at Night
VC
Number 53
53
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
???
VC
53
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
53
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
???
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
Number 54
54
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Airlines Terminal
Park Ave. and 42nd St.
New York City
VC
54
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Airlines Terminal
Park Ave. and 42nd St.
New York City
VC
Unused
54
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Airlines Terminal
Park Ave. and 42nd St.
New York City
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Airlines Terminal
Park Ave. and 42nd St.
New York City
VC
Number 55
55
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Hotel New Yorker
Aviation Terrace
VC
55
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Hotel New Yorker
Aviation Terrace
VC
July 16 1941
55
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Hotel New Yorker
Aviation Terrace
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Hotel New Yorker
Aviation Terrace
VC
Bonus card!
---
#19 (E-6210)
Harry H. Baumann
Hotel New Yorker
Aviation Terrace
VC
Unused

Based on the black-white postcard above.

Number #19 in the LaGuardia Field series.

Number 56
56
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Mainliner passing Control Towe
La Guardia Airport
VC
Unused
56
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Mainliner passing Control Towe
La Guardia Airport
VC
56
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Mainliner passing Control Towe
La Guardia Airport
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Mainliner passing Control Towe
La Guardia Airport
VC
Number 57
57
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Flagship in Flight,
at La Guardia Airport
VC
57
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Flagship in Flight,
at La Guardia Airport
VC
Unused
57
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
FLAGSHIP IN FLIGHT
LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK
VC
Unused
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Flagship in Flight,
at La Guardia Airport
VC
Number 58
58
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
FLAGSHIP OVER LOWER MANHATTAN
VC
58
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
FLAGSHIP OVER LOWER MANHATTAN
VC
58
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
FLAGSHIP OVER LOWER MANHATTAN
VC
Unused
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
FLAGSHIP OVER LOWER MANHATTAN
VC
Number 59
59
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Mainliner taking off -
Empire State Bldg. in background,
La Guardia Airport
VC
Unused
59
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Mainliner taking off -
Empire State Bldg. in background,
La Guardia Airport
VC
59
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Mainliner taking off -
Empire State Bldg. in background,
La Guardia Airport
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Mainliner taking off -
Empire State Bldg. in background,
La Guardia Airport
VC
Number 60
60
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Flagship in flight at
La Guardia Airport
VC
Unused
60
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Flagship in flight at
La Guardia Airport
VC
60
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Flagship in flight at
La Guardia Airport
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Flagship in flight at
La Guardia Airport
VC
Number 61
61
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
La Guardia Airport
Aviation Terrace and Promenade
VC
Unused
61
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
La Guardia Airport
Aviation Terrace and Promenade
VC
May 31 1941
61
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
La Guardia Airport
Aviation Terrace and Promenade
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
La Guardia Airport
Aviation Terrace and Promenade
VC
Bonus card!
---
#20 (E-6211)
Harry H. Baumann
Dining at Hotel New Yorker Aviation Terrace
VC
Unused

Based on the black-white postcard above.

Number #20 in the LaGuardia Field series.

Number 62
62
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Aerial View of
La Guardia Airport
VC
August 30 1944
62
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Aerial View of
La Guardia Airport
VC
Unused
62
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Aerial View of
La Guardia Airport
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Aerial View of
La Guardia Airport
VC
Number 63
63
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Clipper leaving for Europe from Marine Terminal,
La Guardia Airport
VC
Unused
63
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Clipper leaving for Europe from Marine Terminal,
La Guardia Airport
VC
63
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Clipper leaving for Europe from Marine Terminal,
La Guardia Airport
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Clipper leaving for Europe from Marine Terminal,
La Guardia Airport
VC
January 19 1941
Number 64
64
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Mainliner in flight,
La Guardia Airport
VC
64
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Mainliner in flight,
La Guardia Airport
VC
64
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
MAINLINER IN FLIGHT
LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK
VC
August 30 1944
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Mainliner in flight,
La Guardia Airport
VC
Unused
Number 65
65
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
La Guardia Airport
Administration Building
VC
65
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
La Guardia Airport
Administration Building
VC
Unused
65
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
La Guardia Airport
Administration Building
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
La Guardia Airport
Administration Building
VC
Unused
Bonus card!
---
#21 (E-6212)
Harry H. Baumann
New York Municipal Airport
VC
Unused

Based on the black-white postcard above.

Number #21 in the LaGuardia Field series.

Number 66
66
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Aerial View of La Guardia Airport
and Marine Base
VC
September 21 1941
66
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Aerial View of La Guardia Airport
and Marine Base
VC
66
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Aerial View of La Guardia Airport
and Marine Base
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Aerial View of La Guardia Airport
and Marine Base
VC
Unused
Number 67
67
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Pilots at Control of
D. C. 3
VC
67
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Pilots at Control of
D. C. 3
VC
Unused
67
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Pilots at Control of
D. C. 3
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Pilots at Control of
D. C. 3
VC
Number 68
68
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
NEW YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - LA GUARDIA FIELD
Airview of Atlantic Clipper and Marine Base
VC
68
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
NEW YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - LA GUARDIA FIELD
Airview of Atlantic Clipper and Marine Base
VC
August 20 1941
68
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
NEW YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - LA GUARDIA FIELD
Airview of Atlantic Clipper and Marine Base
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
NEW YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - LA GUARDIA FIELD
Airview of Atlantic Clipper and Marine Base
VC
Number 69
69
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Instrument panel of
STRATOLINER
VC
69
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Instrument panel of
STRATOLINER
VC
Unused
69
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Instrument panel of
STRATOLINER
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Instrument panel of
STRATOLINER
VC
Written but undated
Number 70
70
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Rotunda - Administration Bldg.,
La Guardia Field
VC
Unused
70
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Rotunda - Administration Bldg.,
La Guardia Field
VC
70
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Rotunda - Administration Bldg.,
La Guardia Field
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Rotunda - Administration Bldg.,
La Guardia Field
VC
Number 71
71
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Airlines Terminal
Entrance to Limousines
VC
Unused
71
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Airlines Terminal
Entrance to Limousines
VC
71
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Airlines Terminal
Entrance to Limousines
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Airlines Terminal
Entrance to Limousines
VC
Number 72
72
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Canadian Colonial Plane passing Administration Bldg
La Guardia Field
VC
Unused
72
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Canadian Colonial Plane passing Administration Bldg
La Guardia Field
VC
72
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Canadian Colonial Plane passing Administration Bldg
La Guardia Field
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Canadian Colonial Plane passing Administration Bldg
La Guardia Field
VC
Number 73
73
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Canadian Colonial Planes
La Guardia Field
VC
73
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Canadian Colonial Planes
La Guardia Field
VC
Not dated
73
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Canadian Colonial Planes
La Guardia Field
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Canadian Colonial Planes
La Guardia Field
VC
Number 74
74
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Motor check-up
La Guardia Field
VC
74
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Motor check-up
La Guardia Field
VC
April 17 1941
74
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Motor check-up
La Guardia Field
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Motor check-up
La Guardia Field
VC
Number 75
75
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
???
VC
75
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
75
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
???
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
Number 76
76
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
NEW YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - LA GUARDIA FIELD
Line up of Planes at Night
VC
May 25 1942
76
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
NEW YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - LA GUARDIA FIELD
Line up of Planes at Night
VC
76
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
NEW YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - LA GUARDIA FIELD
Line up of Planes at Night
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
NEW YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - LA GUARDIA FIELD
Line up of Planes at Night
VC
Unused
Bonus card!
---
#1 (E-6192)
Harry H. Baumann
American Airlines
Flag Ships At Ramp
VC
May 6 1944

Based on the black-white postcard above.

Number #1 in the LaGuardia Field series.

Number 77
77
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Air View of Administration Bldg.
and Promenade
VC
77
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Air View of Administration Bldg.
and Promenade
VC
77
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Air View of Administration Bldg.
and Promenade
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Air View of Administration Bldg.
and Promenade
VC
Unused
Bonus card!
---
9A-H2018
Curt Teich & Co., Chicago
La Guardia Air Field,
New York, N. Y.
VC
Alfred Mainzer,
New York City, N. Y.
---
Unused

Based on the black-white postcard above.

Photographer clearly mentioned as William Hoff.
And yes, it's the same picture!

The scene must be the opening day or another official celebration day, i.e. late 1939.

Curteich numbering says 1939 (9A).

Number 78
78
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
???
VC
78
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
78
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
???
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
Number 79
79
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
NEW YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
LA GUARDIA FIELD
Outside of Seaplan Hangar
VC
79
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
NEW YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
LA GUARDIA FIELD
Outside of Seaplan Hangar
VC
Unused
79
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
NEW YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
LA GUARDIA FIELD
Outside of Seaplan Hangar
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
NEW YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
LA GUARDIA FIELD
Outside of Seaplan Hangar
VC
Number 80
80
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
???
VC
80
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
80
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
???
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
Number 81
81
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
???
VC
81
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
81
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
???
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
Number 82
82
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Plane tuning up at
La Guardia Field
VC
82
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Plane tuning up at
La Guardia Field
VC
September 25 1941
82
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Plane tuning up at
La Guardia Field
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Plane tuning up at
La Guardia Field
VC
Number 83
83
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
STRATOLINER near Control Tower at La Guardia Airport, New York
VC
Unused
83
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
STRATOLINER near Control Tower at La Guardia Airport, New York
VC
83
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
STRATOLINER near Control Tower at La Guardia Airport, New York
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
STRATOLINER near Control Tower at La Guardia Airport, New York
VC
August 26 1940
Number 84
84
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Stratoliner in flight
VC
Unused
84
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Stratoliner in flight
VC
84
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Stratoliner in flight
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Stratoliner in flight
VC
Number 85
85
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Stratoliner warming up
before take off
VC
Unused
85
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Stratoliner warming up
before take off
VC
85
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Stratoliner warming up
before take off
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Stratoliner warming up
before take off
VC
Number 86
86
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Yankee Clipper Takeoff
VC
Unused
86
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Yankee Clipper Takeoff
VC
86
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Yankee Clipper Takeoff
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Yankee Clipper Takeoff
VC
Number 87
87
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
???
VC
87
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
87
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
???
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
Number 88
88
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
???
VC
88
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
88
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
???
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
Number 89
89
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
???
VC
89
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
89
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
???
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
Number 90
90
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
???
VC
90
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
90
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
???
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
Number 91
91
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
???
VC
91
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
91
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
???
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
Number 92
92
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
???
VC
92
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
92
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
???
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
Number 93
93
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
???
VC
93
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
93
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
???
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
Number 94
94
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
???
VC
94
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
94
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
???
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
???
VC
Number 95
95
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Clipper taking off at
La Guardia Field
VC
95
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Clipper taking off at
La Guardia Field
VC
Unused
95
W. T. Hoff Studio
New York City
Clipper taking off at
La Guardia Fieldld
VC
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Clipper taking off at
La Guardia Field
VC
Unnumbered Real Photo Post Cards
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Land Plane
Administration Bldg
VC
Unused
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Main Entrance
at Night
VC
Unused
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Passenger Plane
taxiing on runway for take-off
VC
March 31 1940
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
New York Municipal Airport
La Guardia Field
Sea Plane Base in Foreground
VC
July 26 1942
Unnumbered
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
Plane taking off at
La Guardia Airport
New York
VC
Unused