1920’s American roof gardens on top of hotels, mostly in New York.

Roof garden, Hotel Gibson, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1928.
Roof garden, Hotel Gibson, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1928. Design drawing. Joseph Urban, maker (1872-1933). Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum. Fair use license. via https://newyorkerstateofmind.com/tag/joseph-urban/
Hotel Astor roof garden, New York City.
Hotel Astor roof garden, New York City. Undated. Early 20th c. Vintage postcard. http://www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/HotelAstor.html
"The Cascades." Roof top dining room, Strand Hotel, New York City. 1920's.
“The Cascades.” Roof top dining room, Strand Hotel, New York City. 1920’s. Vintage postcard. thejumpingfrog.com via https://newyorkerstateofmind.com/tag/joseph-urban/.
Murals for a roof garden dining room, Saint Regis Hotel, New York City. 1927-1928.
Murals for a roof garden dining room, Saint Regis Hotel, New York City. 1927-1928. Joseph Urban, maker (1872-1933). Image © Columbia University. Fair use license. via https://newyorkerstateofmind.com/tag/joseph-urban/
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Pavilions and other oddments done up in the best of Art Deco style at the “A Century of Progress” exposition in 1930’s Chicago. Designed by Joseph Urban who also glammed up Broadway. Almost as good as being there.

Federal building.
Federal building. © American Asphalt Paint Company. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://chicagology.com/centuryprogress/1933fair05/
Circular Court of the electrical building, Communications' garden of the electrical group and The children's theatre - Enchanted island.
Circular Court of the electrical building, Communications’ garden of the electrical group and The children’s theatre – Enchanted island. © American Asphalt Paint Company. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://chicagology.com/centuryprogress/1933fair05/
Travel and transport building.
Travel and transport building. © American Asphalt Paint Company. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://chicagology.com/centuryprogress/1933fair05/
Sky ride.
Sky ride. © American Asphalt Paint Company. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://chicagology.com/centuryprogress/1933fair05/
General exhibits group.
General exhibits group. © American Asphalt Paint Company. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://chicagology.com/centuryprogress/1933fair05/

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Dream images to try to creep into in a cold December day. Heinrich Lefler, maker (1863-1919). Jugenstil and part of the Hagenbund school. Brother in law of set designer Joseph Urban whose ability to draw paths through the silvery dusk must have rubbed off.

"Schneewittchen" (Snow White). ca. 1905.
“Schneewittchen” (Snow White). ca. 1905. Illustration for a fairy tale calendar. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.goldenthreadrarebooks.com/blogs/news/heinrich-lefler-part-ii
"Dornröschen," illustration for an edition of Grimm's "Märche". 1915
“Dornröschen,” illustration for an edition of Grimm’s “Märche”. 1915. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://ashleywyman.weebly.com/the-golden-age-of-illustration/heinrich-lefler-1863-1919
"Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot" (Snow-White and Rose-Red). 1905.
“Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot” (Snow-White and Rose-Red). 1905. Illustration for a fairy tale calendar. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.goldenthreadrarebooks.com/blogs/news/heinrich-lefler-part-ii Lefler A fairytale calendar for the year 1905
"December/Christmas" from the Österreichische Kalender Monatsbilder.  1899.
“December/Christmas” from the Österreichische Kalender Monatsbilder. 1899. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://nicklouras.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/the-art-of-heinrich-lefler/
"Gevatter Tod" (Grim Reaper). 1905. Illustration for a fairy tale calendar.
“Gevatter Tod” (Grim Reaper). 1905. Illustration for a fairy tale calendar. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://www.graphicine.com/heinrich-lefler-preservation/
Illustration for "Kling-Klang Gloria", a book of German folk and children's songs. 1921.
Illustration for “Kling-Klang Gloria”, a book of German folk and children’s songs. 1921. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/kling-klang-gloria%E2%80%94deutsche-volks-und-kinderlieder-270747.