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1941

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1972

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Drawing, Empire State Express- lettering for cowcatcher, for New York Central System

This is a Drawing. It was created by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated April 1, 1941 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is graphite on tissue. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Henry Dreyfuss. It is credited Gift of Henry Dreyfuss.

Its dimensions are

27.7 x 23.9 cm (10 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, center: Empire State Express / NEW YORK / CENTRAL / SYSTEM; lower right: HENRY DREYFUSS 501 MADISON AVENUE NYC / ISSUES / NEW YORK CENTRAL SYSTEM / SCALE / DATE / DRAWING NO. Inscribed in graphite, lower right: LETTERING FOR COW CATCHER / EMPIRE STATE EXPRESS / 3 MOSES 4/1/41 / NO SCALE 4-1-41 / 259.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Empire State Express- lettering for cowcatcher, for New York Central System; Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; graphite on tissue; 27.7 x 23.9 cm (10 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.); Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-342

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