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1936

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2020

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Book, The Series of Plates Designed as Tests for Colour Blindness, 1936

This is a Book.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

It is dated 1936. Its medium is offset lightograph on paper.

Red/green blindness is the most common color vision deficiency. On the top left, people with normal color vision see an 8, while those with red/green deficiency see a 3. People with red/green deficiency see a 45 on the top right, while those with full color vision see no figure. The lower left distinguishes between red and green blindness, with red-blind people seeing 6, green-blind 2, and normally sighted 26. On the lower right, the subject traces a meandering line rather than identifying a number. Again, the line is only visible to those with full color vision.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries, RE921 .I75 1936X.

Its dimensions are

H x W (each plate): 12 × 12 cm (4 3/4 × 4 3/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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