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1950

  • Work on this object began.

1959

  • Work on this object ended.

1993

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2020

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Drawing (USA), 1950s

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated 1950s and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is graphite, brush and brown, yellow watercolor, brown, white color pencil on tracing paper mounted on gray illustration board; staples. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This is one of a group of drawings proposed for acquisition that document work by the Dreyfuss firm during the postwar years, for clients including Royal Typewriter (1944–45), New York Central Railroad (mid-1940s), RCA (1946–55), National Supply Co. (1949–58), and Cities Service (1951–62).
A number of the finished drawings correspond to prototypes or other documentation held in Cooper-Hewitt’s Dreyfuss archives, including those for RCA radio/phonograph and television consoles, and two beautiful drawings for Bell Telephone Laboratories of public phone booths.

It is credited Gift of John Bruce.

Its dimensions are

51 x 38.1 cm (20 1/16 in. x 15 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing (USA), 1950s; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); graphite, brush and brown, yellow watercolor, brown, white color pencil on tracing paper mounted on gray illustration board; staples; 51 x 38.1 cm (20 1/16 in. x 15 in.); Gift of John Bruce; 1993-65-12

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