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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:05 AM
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by Eric last modified Aug 09, 2011

When the Empire State Building opened on May 1, 1931 it was a dubbed one of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World." Built during the depths of the Great Depression, it still stands as an example of the strength of the American Spirit to overcome adversity, come together and create something amazing. I recently came across two fantastic vintage pieces of ephemera associated with the Empire State Building that I thought PrairieMod readers would...




 

 

Above the clouds1 When the Empire State Building opened on May 1, 1931 it was a dubbed one of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World." Built during the depths of the Great Depression, it still stands as an example of the strength of the American Spirit to overcome adversity, come together and create something amazing.

I recently came across two fantastic vintage pieces of ephemera associated with the Empire State Building that I thought PrairieMod readers would enjoy as well. More after the jump...

I recently found a copy of "Above The Clouds", which turns out to be a brochure from 1934 that details the finer points of this Art Deco masterpiece, along with great period photos of it and the city. What follows is scans of the pages of this brochure for readers to enjoy.

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Pretty cool, huh? One last Big Apple buidling treat to share with you is this real photo postcard of the Empire State Building from 1947, purchased at the top of the grand building and sent back to Oak Park, IL (of all places!)

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Once again the tallest building in New York, the Empire State Building still stands as a reminder of what this country can accomplish when it works together during adversity. Learn more about this quintessential American building here.

All Images via PrairieMod



 

 

 
 
 

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