This image shows the same building from the same perspective but as it might look during nighttime. The lighting is inconsistent with the illustration, as the moon is behind the building, but the front is brightly lit by some other ambient light.
The description states:
The magnificent $4,000,000 Capitol Building, located on a bluff 150 feet above the Missouri River, was completed in 1918. The building, surmounted by a dome of unusual beauty and surrounded by graceful fluted columns, is an excellent example of Renaissance architecture. World-famous murals and a great resources museum attract thousands of visitors.
–The river passes behind the building, out of sight from this perspective. The card was used, and is dated 1 July 1953.