Enthusiastic greeters reach over barriers to join hands with Texas pianist Van Cliburn in front of New York City's City Hall on May 20, 1958 during the civic reception for the 23-year-old artist who won international acclaim in a Moscow competition. Cliburn, from Kilgore, Texas, was paraded up Broadway to City Hall through a shower of ticker tape in the type of greeting usually reserved for military and athletic heroes.
Enthusiastic greeters reach over barriers to join hands with Texas pianist Van Cliburn in front of New York City's City Hall on May 20, 1958 during the civic reception for the 23-year-old artist who won international acclaim in a Moscow competition. Cliburn, from Kilgore, Texas, was paraded up Broadway to City Hall through a shower of ticker tape in the type of greeting usually reserved for military and athletic heroes. Jack Harris ASSOCIATED PRESS
Enthusiastic greeters reach over barriers to join hands with Texas pianist Van Cliburn in front of New York City's City Hall on May 20, 1958 during the civic reception for the 23-year-old artist who won international acclaim in a Moscow competition. Cliburn, from Kilgore, Texas, was paraded up Broadway to City Hall through a shower of ticker tape in the type of greeting usually reserved for military and athletic heroes. Jack Harris ASSOCIATED PRESS

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