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Drawing, Design for K4s Class Streamlined Locomotive, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1935–36

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Raymond Loewy and manufactured by Pennsylvania Railroad and made for (as the client) Pennsylvania Railroad. It is dated 1935–36 and we acquired it in 1937. Its medium is graphite, black crayon on white tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Pennsylvania Railroad. It is credited Gift of the Pennsylvania Railroad through Samuel M. Vauclain.

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Its dimensions are

17.9 x 30.5 cm (7 1/16 x 12 in.), irregular (bottom folded)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for K4s Class Streamlined Locomotive, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1935–36; Designed by Raymond Loewy (American, b. France, 1893–1986); USA; graphite, black crayon on white tracing paper; 17.9 x 30.5 cm (7 1/16 x 12 in.), irregular (bottom folded); Gift of the Pennsylvania Railroad through Samuel M. Vauclain; 1937-58-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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