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Accession number 2011.31
Collection Gustav Rehberger Collection
Object ID 2011.31.2
Object Name Poster
Date 1948
Title New York by Rehberger
Scope & Content Subway car card that is part of the series "New York by Rehberger." Gustav Rehberger was an artist who created a series of car cards for the New York Subways Advertising Company in 1948 about various New York landmarks.

The car card is double sided. One side says "World's Fastest Elevators are in Rockefeller Center, Some Shot Up to Seventy Stories in 38 Seconds!" with a pen and ink illustration of Rockefeller Center. The verso says "Chinatown's Canton Theatre Observes Old Chinese Custom of Presenting Coins to Players Every Time They Are Applauded" with a pen and ink illustration of the entrance to the Canton Theatre.
Extent of Description One 11" X 14" Car Card
Physical characteristics Double-sided, black & white car card with illustration.
Level of description Item
Subjects Elevators
Rockefeller Center (New York, NY)
Chinatown
Theaters
Canton Avenue
People/ Corporations New York Subway Advertising Company, Inc.
Rehberger, Gustav
Rockefeller Center