JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
RCA published the oversized (13" tall) pamphlet, Radio Answers the Call, in the pre-U.S. declaration of war year 1941, outlining what it was doing in their supportive role to the U.S. policy of aid to the Allies at war against the Axis powers and for national defense in general. There's a cover letter by David Sarnoff introducing it, and then a couple of pages of large type with a few of the particulars. Mostly I was interested in this showstopping image of the RCA building in Manhattan.
Yes, the RCA building. Not the GE building, and definitely not the Comcast building. It is the RCA Building, period. It may be one of the finest skyscrapers ever built, a beautiful Art Deco masterpiece designed by Raymond Hood, 70 stories of superb, and the centerpiece of the complex of buildings at Rockefeller Center. And whoever the artist was who made this image got the spirit of the space right...except for that star, of course, which must have been punched in there by, well, somebody.
Anyway I wanted to share this image because it doesn't seem to be around. My copy is from the Library of Congress, and it was in FDR's (or at least the White House's) library before that.