A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 11, 2012
“There is no substitute for hard work”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Chronicling America
26 October 1901, The Evening Star (Washington, DC), pg. 18, col. 3:
From the Baltimore Sun.
There is no substitute for hard work in winning success. There is always an element of chance, but it is never the predominating element.

Chronicling America
18 February 1904, The Tribune (Rich Hill, MO), pg. 2, col. 5:
There is no substitute for hard work in winning success.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Tuesday, December 11, 2012 • Permalink