(3 1/2 x 5 1/2 In) This is a SET of THREE original vintage C. T. Art-Colortone, Curteich, Harris News Agency linen postcards from the 1930s. Each shows a view of the State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Entrance, Daytime and Nighttime). Photos by Francis Pullen.
"FRONT ENTRANCE TO STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, BATON ROUGE, LA. - The entrance door is fifty feet high. Architecture shows the Industries and Professions of Louisiana. There are 48 steps leading up to the entrance. These are of Minnesota granite, inscribed with the name of one of the states of the Union on each step. The first 13 represent the Original 13 colonies, then each state follows in order of its admission. Louisiana being the 18th in 1812."
"THE STATE CAPITOL AT NIGHT, BATON ROUGE, LA. - Thirty-four stories high. Tallest building in the South, being 450 feet high. There are 249,000 square feet of usable floor space. Cost of Capitol $5,000,000. Over 30 varieties of marble and stone were used in its construction, which were imported from Italy, France, Spain, Greece and Belgium."
"This View of the Capitol shows the Lady of the Lake, lake situated at the back. Important facts are: Cost of Capitol $5,000,000. It is 34 stories high or 450 feet. Today it is considered the finest capitol building in the United States."
The postcards are unused and are in VERY GOOD condition, wear at the edges, blunted corner tips, a few minor stains.
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