Non-fungible token (NFT) TIME First Issue - March 3, 1923 with ID #24645 of SuperRare

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TIME First Issue - March 3, 1923

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*** THIS NFT WILL BE ACCOMPANIED WITH THE ACTUAL, PHYSICAL FIRST ISSUE. *** A note from Edward Felsenthal, Editor-in-Chief & CEO of TIME: In 1923, two young entrepreneurs launched a publication that would disrupt their industry and come to define and in many ways help shape the century to come. Founders Henry Luce and Britton Hadden said in their initial prospectus for TIME that they launched it “to serve the modern necessity of keeping people informed, created on a new principle of COMPLETE ORGANIZATION." Today, what began as a print magazine mailed to 9,000 subscribers reaches a global audience of more than 100 million across multiple mediums. And more than 5,000 issues since that first one, the cover of TIME remains some of the most valuable real estate in media--shared widely, debated, elevated. As we look toward our second century, we will continue our mission of telling stories about the people and ideas that shape the world, in hopes of doing our part to make it a better one. A note from D.W. Pine, Creative Director of TIME: What I love about TIME’s first cover is the craftsmanship used to create it – a lithographic crayon portrait and hand-drawn line work. As TIME has shown for nearly half a century, history can be made within its iconic border whether the cover subject is rendered in oil or acrylic, photograph or line drawing, 3D render or cut paper or sculpture. The variety of presentation matches the variety of subjects. After several weeks of intense work creating the first issue, which cost 15 cents and featured 32 pages and 22 sections, founders Henry Luce and Britton Hadden still needed a distinctive cover design for their new publication. They hurriedly asked a friend at advertising agency J. Walter Thompson to create an ornate “diddling scroll” up the sides and organized pertinent information within hand-drawn boxes. As for the content, Luce paid artist William Oberhardt for a portrait of then-Speaker of the House Joseph Cannon that he created two years earlier as a commission for the government. The original of the portrait was so widely admired that it was selected to be placed on the top of the 1939 World's Fair Time Capsule.

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Token name TIME First Issue - March 3, 1923
Token ID
#24645
Registry contract address
0xb932a70A57673d89f4acfFBE830E8ed7f75Fb9e0
Issuance blockchain Ethereum
Issuance date May 17, 2021
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