This section of the huge "Transport and Human Endeavor" mural on the ceiling of the Chrylser Building's main lobby depicts scenes of heroic industrialism and early 20th Century transportation including aircraft of the period.
The construction scenes are said to depict the construction of the Chrysler building itself, and othes are said to show a Chrysler assembly line.
The canvas mural was painted by Edward Trumbull in 1929, but was given a polyurethane coating in 1970 that darkened it and made it hard to see until a costly restoration in 1999.
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1920s 1930s America Art Deco Deco capitalism Ford Tri-motor Forty-second Street industry Jazz Age Lexington Avenue Machine Age Manhattan Modernism New York New York City New York State Places Styles Thirties U.S. USA icon iconic landmark machine age modern new York City skyscraper steel travel photographer
- Contained in galleries
- Manhattan Modern