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Door tells history of advertising profession.


Door tells history of advertising profession.

The Ayer was built in 1929, designed by Ralph Bencker. Its huge front door has bronze bas-reliefs depicting elements of the advertising trade. This information is from Inga Saffron's article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/26/15, at p. H15. She writes, It starts with an open book, which Bencker says stands for 'truth.' At the center, a large, radiating sun glows between two figures, a writer and an artist. Finally, there is a flying bird, suggesting the power of advertising to dissminate a message.


Location: The Ayer (Condos) , 210 West Washington Square , Formerly R.W. Ayer Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States
Listing Category: Architecture, Buildings, Commercial Archeology, Crafts, Artisans, Industry, Murals
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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