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Drawing, Design for Gilette Exhibit, "Through the Medicine Chest," New York World's Fair 1939–40

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) The Gillette Safety Razor Company. It is dated ca. 1939 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

Its dimensions are

35.6 x 51.7 cm (14 x 20 3/8 in.) irregular, see notes Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Gilette Exhibit, "Through the Medicine Chest," New York World's Fair 1939–40; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper; 35.6 x 51.7 cm (14 x 20 3/8 in.) irregular, see notes Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-315-2

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