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Drawing, Design for Gillette Exhibit, Barber Shop Quartet, New York World's Fair 1939–40

This is a Drawing. It was drafted by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) The Gillette Safety Razor Company. It is dated 1939 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is brush and gouache, white pastel crayon on black wove 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

46 x 41.8 cm (18 1/8 x 16 7/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Gillette Exhibit, Barber Shop Quartet, New York World's Fair 1939–40; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; brush and gouache, white pastel crayon on black wove paper; 46 x 41.8 cm (18 1/8 x 16 7/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-68

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