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1933

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1996

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2015

2023

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Drawing, Design for Birtman Electric Company Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, IL

This is a drawing. It was designed by Alfonso Iannelli and made for Birtman Electric Company and firm: Iannelli Studios Designers. It is dated 1933 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is brush and watercolor, graphite on paper mounted on paperboard. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Scott Elliott and Kelmscott Gallery. It is credited Gift of Scott C. Elliott, Kelmscott Gallery.

Its dimensions are

18.6 × 28.8 cm (7 5/16 × 11 5/16 in.) Mount: 36.7 × 44.2 cm (14 7/16 × 17 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, on board below sheet: PRELIMINARY DESIGN EXHIBIT FOR BIRTMAN ELECTRIC CO. CENTURY OF PROGRESS IANNELLI STUDIO DESIGNERS

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Birtman Electric Company Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, IL; Designed by Alfonso Iannelli (Italian, active USA, 1888–1965); Made for Birtman Electric Company; Firm: Iannelli Studios Designers; USA; brush and watercolor, graphite on paper mounted on paperboard; 18.6 × 28.8 cm (7 5/16 × 11 5/16 in.) Mount: 36.7 × 44.2 cm (14 7/16 × 17 3/8 in.); Gift of Scott C. Elliott, Kelmscott Gallery; 1996-61-1

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