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The Golden Door by steeber The Golden Door by steeber
A 1930-era bank entrance in the New Yorker Hotel Building on Eighth Avenue, in Manhattan.
Manufacturers is now a part of the Chase empire.
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Nariane Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
They don't make 'em like they used to, eh?
gorgeous!
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steeber Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much!
No - they don't. ;)
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Good shot. A very beautiful door. I grew up in Chicago and confirm that yes, there were a great many such doorways. You put your finger on it pretty well when you said the trappings of urban life had more elegance then. Those kinds of details used to provide me with joy and hope for the future when I was feeling down. Precious little of that kind of sustenance here in Albuquerque.
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steeber Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Many thanks.
Too bad that we've replaced such molding with drywall and glass.
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Around here it's aluminum, glass and concrete stucco.
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steeber Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Charming materials.
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lol.
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool! Yes, Chicago still has many doorways like this. One office bldg I was in still had the terrazzo floors, granite and marble walls, and brass elevators. Even the door numbers on the offices were the old Art Deco style. It really felt like stepping back in time.

I wish I could experience the grandeur of those days just once. :)
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steeber Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
You may find that those days look better in retrospect than if you were actually there, but the artifacts are wonderful. Thank you.
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
Perhaps you are right. My late maternal grandmother grew up in Detroit, MI. She was born in the 1920s, and so was able to see and relate to us grandkids, how things actually were.

She said that in many ways, things did appear and function as they do in the old movies...men in fedoras, the grand train stations, and other social affairs. She noted that although the big cities were glamorous, the blue collar folks and those who lived in rural areas lived a hardscrabble life.
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