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Drawing (USA)

This is a drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated 1952–53 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is graphite, red, white color pencil on gray illustration board. 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

36.5 x 25.7 cm (14 3/8 x 10 1/8 in.)

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Drawing (USA); Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); graphite, red, white color pencil on gray illustration board; 36.5 x 25.7 cm (14 3/8 x 10 1/8 in.); Gift of John Bruce; 1993-65-26

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