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.
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.
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.
It is true that having money seems to make all times merrier. Having no money can make any time miserable. Just the same, the trappings of urban life were far more elegant in the 20's. The individual mattered more, too.
As brilliant than gold... What interests me is about the word "Trust"... It looks like it had historically a great importance, heck nowadays would say so either, but surely for another reasons... Your shoot is great... May I ask why it is a little bit out of "center"?
Many thanks. It's my error in trying to repair the perspective, as I had taken this picture from sidewalk level. NY and Chicago were both famous for its brass office building doorways. I think Chicago may even have had more of them. Trust was big, yes, as the entire economy had only recently collapsed!