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Postcard features an image of hotel guests in the Park Avenue Foyer surrounded by murals designed by the Spanish painter Jose Maria Sert.

Black and white photograph depicting French Art Deco artist Louis Rigal standing before his illustrated plan for the "Wheel of Life," located in the center of the Park Avenue Foyer, c. 1935.

Color photograph depicting one of the thirteen allegorical murals done by Louis Rigal in 1935. The murals are located along the ceiling in the Park Avenue Foyer.

Color photograph depicting one of the thirteen allegorical murals done by Louis Rigal in 1935. The murals are located along the ceiling in the Park Avenue Foyer.

Black and white photograph depicting one of the restored murals by Louis Rigal in the Park Avenue lobby of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

Black and white photograph depicting the Park Avenue Foyer looking toward the Main Lobby from the 1935 publication "The Waldorf-Astoria" by Richard Averill Smith.

"...the walls and pilaster are of Rockwood Stone...Louis Rigal designed the rug to…
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