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1953

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1993

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Drawing, Bird's-eye view of building, March 13, 1953

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated March 13, 1953 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is graphite, blue color pencil, tracing paper. 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

(irregular): 35.3 x 42.2 cm (13 7/8 x 16 5/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in black pencil, lower right: 3-13-53 / Mouton

Cite this object as

Drawing, Bird's-eye view of building, March 13, 1953; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; graphite, blue color pencil, tracing paper; (irregular): 35.3 x 42.2 cm (13 7/8 x 16 5/8 in.); Gift of John Bruce; 1993-65-55

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