Empire State Building, New York City.

Title:

Empire State Building, New York City.

Format:

Postcards

Publisher:

New York: Lumitone Photography. Made in U.S.A.

Date:

ca. 1931

Street Address:

350 Fifth Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets

Photographer/Artist:

Unknown

Description:

Another color postcard with an idealized drawing of the Empire State Building. The image erroneously shows the mooring mast shaped like a pylon and functioning like a lighthouse, with beams streaking out of it on two sides and into the night. A dirigible approaches the mast, perhaps to dock with the building. The mooring mast was originally designed to dock dirigibles, but the wind currents surrounding the Empire State Building made it impossible.

Subjects:

  • Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)
  • Skyscrapers--New York (State)--New York.
  • Thirty-fourth Street (New York, N.Y.)
  • Airships--New York (State)--New York.
  • Midtown Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • Fifth Avenue (New York, N.Y.)

Rights:

Copyright Seymour B. Durst Old York Library Collection, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Collection:

Seymour B. Durst Old York Library.

Contributing Institution:

City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center, Mina Rees Library.

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