The Harvard Club, 1940
The closest I’ve ever been to New York’s Harvard Club is visiting my tailor across the street. In 1940 LIFE Magazine ran a photo shoot on the club, and the outtakes were released on the web several years ago along with many other images from the LIFE archives.
It looks like a very comfortable place to read about the war in Europe. But it would affect them, as it did everyone else, soon enough.