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Drawing, The Morse Code, Study for "Electricity as Applied to Commerce," Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL

This is a Drawing. It was created by J. Carroll Beckwith. It is dated 1891–92 and we acquired it in 1915. Its medium is black chalk and graphite on off-white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by J. Carroll Beckwith. It is credited Gift of J.Carroll Beckwith.

Its dimensions are

62.5 × 47.6 cm (24 5/8 × 18 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Below figure, scale: 2-3/8" to 1'0". Inscribed with title in graphite, lower right: "The Morse Code"; above figure, right of center line: "11'4" group"; lower left: "4'8" group"; below scale: "Figure 7 0.-"

Cite this object as

Drawing, The Morse Code, Study for "Electricity as Applied to Commerce," Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL; J. Carroll Beckwith (American, 1852–1917); USA; black chalk and graphite on off-white paper; 62.5 × 47.6 cm (24 5/8 × 18 3/4 in.); Gift of J.Carroll Beckwith; 1915-2-4

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