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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.

A magazine article showing Alice and her friends visiting various places in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel including Peacock Alley, the Park Avenue Lobby and the Terminal Barber Shop.

Black and white photograph depicting the famous Waldorf=Astoria Gingerbread House in 1986. Created by the Waldorf’s pastry chef, this Christmas attraction was three feet high, four feet wide, made of more than 200 pounds of gingerbread cookies, and…

Black and white photograph depicting the Park Avenue entrance to the Waldorf=Astoria hotel from the Park Avenue foyer, c. 1940s.

Color photograph depicting the Park Avenue Lobby. Note the Rockwood stone columns and Cocktail Terrace. Also pictured is the "Wheel of Life" mosaic in the center of the Foyer.

Black and white photograph depicting the Park Avenue Foyer. Note the Rockwood stone columns and intricate grill work along the staircase. Also pictured are two of the Rigal murals and the "Wheel of Life" mosaic in the center of the Foyer.

Black and white photograph depicting Conrad Hilton and Waldorf=Astoria Managing Director Frank Wangeman overseeing the installation of the Park Avenue Lobby Chandelier.

Black and white photograph depicting the Park Avenue Foyer and Terraces decorated for Easter from the 1935 publication "The Waldorf-Astoria" by Richard Averill Smith.
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