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The Wrigley Company was founded in Chicago, Illinois, on April 1, 1891.
This postcard, produced by the V.O. Hammon Publishing Co. in early 1920s, shows the south tower of the Wrigley Company’s skyscraper on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The south tower was completed in 1921, and the north tower in 1924. Postcard courtesy of Digital Past collection.
Wrigley building (between 1921 and 1924)

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International Museum Day is celebrated all over the world on May 18th, since 1977. Each year, a theme is decided on by the International Council of Museums Advisory Committee. This year’s theme is “Museums and Tourism”.

Sixty-seven digital collections in Opening History aggregation are hosted by and/or contributed to by various kinds of museums: history museums, science and technology museums, natural history museums, art museums, etc.

The image below courtesy of the Skyscraper Museum‘s Erection Views of Empire State Building collection, part of a larger Visual Index to the Virtual Archive of the Skyscraper Museum (VIVA2) digital collection.

Empire State Building: Concreting--6th floor setback (1930)

Empire State Building: Concreting--6th floor setback (1930)

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