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Drawing, Design for Phonograph Speaker Unit, Philco, Century of Progress, Chicago World's Fair, 1933-1934, 1933

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Philco (Philadelphia Storage Battery Company) and made for Chicago World's Fair (Century of Progress). It is dated 1933 and we acquired it in 1988. 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

34.1 x 37.9 cm (13 7/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamps: Stamp in black ink at lower left: DONALD DESKEY/ 501 MADISON AVENUE/ NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at lower left to lower right: SPEAKER UNIT (& PHONOGRAPH) PHILCO - CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR 1933 DD OCT 1st 1982 Inscribed dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Phonograph Speaker Unit, Philco, Century of Progress, Chicago World's Fair, 1933-1934, 1933; Office of Donald Deskey Associates ; USA; graphite on tracing paper; 34.1 x 37.9 cm (13 7/16 x 14 15/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-202

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