This is an original 1944 color print of civilians at the Hotel Commodore in New York City. The hotel was built as part of the Terminal City project in the early 1920s. The hotel is currently named the Grand Hyatt New York. The caption writes, "Though hotel operators don't brag about it, liquor is one of their most important sources of profit-- some say the most important. many hotels, in fact, were helped out of their depression slump when prohibition was repealed. Now, with war workers freely seeking out bars and millions of servicemen looking for entertainment and companionship, the profits are enormous..." Please note that this image was printed on two separate pages, but could easily be framed together.
This 67+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.
Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
Dimensions: Approximately 19.5 x 6 inches; 50 x 15 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This piece was illustrated by Karlin, Eugene. Artist signature in print - top right of image.
Keywords specific to this image: beer, wine, Motor Bar, Book-Cadillac, Middle West, Prohibition, Travel, tourism