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on verso, by unknown hand, upper left in graphite inverted: A58234; upper center in graphite inverted and crossed out: A 30 4; center left in graphite inverted and underlined: Steel worker; center right stamped in purple ink inverted: REF. DEP. / AUG 12 1932 / N.E.A.; by unknown hand, center right in graphite perpendicular: 5+1; lower center Acme copyright stamp in red ink inverted and partially visible; lower center printed in purple ink on applied paper inverted: 196726 / PIERCING NEW YORK SKYLINE / A VERITABLE FOREST OF STEEL WORK, THE RCA BUILDING IN / THE $250,000,000 [by unknown hand in graphite: X] ROCKEFELLER [by unknown hand in graphite: ✓] CENTER DEVELOPMENT XXXX / GREETS THE NEW YORK SKYLINE. THE BUILDING WILL BE SEVENTY / STORIES HIGH, AND WILL CONTAIN MORE OFFICE SPACE THAN / ANY OTHER BUILDING IN THE WORLD. THIS BUILDING WILL / CONTAIN TWO MILLION SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE, TWENTY / SIX ELECTRICALLY SHIELDED BROADCASTING STUDIOS, SIX / AUDITION ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT POWERFUL ENOUGH TO BROADCAST / TO PRACTICALLY EVERY HUMAN BEING ON EARTH. ABOVE PHOTO XX / SHOWS WORKMEN ON THE FRAMEWORK OF THE BUILDING. / CREDIT LINE (ACME) 3/3/32 / EDITORS: DO NOT RELEASE BEFORE AUGUST 14, 1932.

Provenance

(sale, RMY Auctions, Wilder, ID); Mary and Dan Solomon, Monarch Beach, CA; gift to NGA, 2018.

Associated Names
Solomon, Dan and Mary
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