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  • We acquired this object.

1934

  • Work on this object began.

2016

2017

Mural Detail, The World of Radio, 1934

This is a Mural detail. It was designed by Arthur Gordon Smith and made for Mrs. Nadea Dragonette Loftus and Jessica Dragonette. It is dated 1934. Its medium is cotton and its technique is wax resist dyeing (batik) on plain weave.

Behind the nose of the U.S. Navy airship is the RCA Building, as it was known from 1933 to 1988. As its ownership changed over the years, it has been called the GE Building and the Comcast Building. However, it is most often referred to as 30 Rockefeller Plaza or just 30 Rock. It is most famous as the location of the NBC television network.

It is credited Gift of Nicholas Meredith Turner in memory of Jessica Dragonette.

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