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Object Timeline

1940

  • Work on this object began.

1942

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

  • You found it!

Drawing, Design for Electric Streetcar

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and drafted by W.D. T and made for (as the client) Transit Research Corp.. It is dated 1940–1942 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, pastel, brush and white gouache, red, green color pencil on cream 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

33.5 x 42.5 cm (13 3/16 x 16 3/4 in.) loss at right corner Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower right: WDT

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: E4-61

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Electric Streetcar; Office of Donald Deskey Associates ; USA; graphite, pastel, brush and white gouache, red, green color pencil on cream wove paper; 33.5 x 42.5 cm (13 3/16 x 16 3/4 in.) loss at right corner Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1471

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