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1941

  • Work on this object began.

1942

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

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2022

  • You found it!

Drawing, Design for Electric Streetcar

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and made for (as the client) Transit Research Corp.. It is dated 1941–1942 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is airbrush, color pencil, graphite on heavy white 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.

  • Drawing, Concept Car
  • color pencil, graphite on paper.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Paul Herzan and from General Acquisitions....
  • 2017-18-6

Its dimensions are

38.4 x 56 cm (15 1/8 x 22 1/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: Redesign of Present Streetcar / for / Transit Research Corp / By / Donald Deskey Assoc.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Electric Streetcar; Office of Donald Deskey Associates ; USA; airbrush, color pencil, graphite on heavy white wove paper ; 38.4 x 56 cm (15 1/8 x 22 1/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1660

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