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1959

  • Work on this object began.

1972

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for a Tractor

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates and made for (as the client) Deere & Company. It is dated February 2, 1959 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is brush and black ink, green, gouache, green and yellow crayons, graphite on tracing paper. 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.

  • Spade Blade (Japan)
  • cast iron.
  • Collected by Commodore Matthew C. Perry in 1853-54, Department of....
  • 15.2012.37

Its dimensions are

45.8 x 64.5 cm (18 1/16 x 25 3/8 in.) dims. irregular Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black crayon, upper right (partially erased): YELLOW/DEER/ GRA[---]BACK;at lower right corner: JD C14-1/JR 2-2-59; at lower center: GRAY/ENGINE/ FRAME/FRONT/+/SCREEN/SIDE/NO.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Tractor; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; brush and black ink, green, gouache, green and yellow crayons, graphite on tracing paper; 45.8 x 64.5 cm (18 1/16 x 25 3/8 in.) dims. irregular Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.); Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-375

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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