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1948

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1953

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Drawing, Design for Numerals, ca. 1950

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss. It is dated ca. 1950 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is text printed, graphite on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Honeywell, Inc.. It is credited Gift of Honeywell, Inc..

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

22.9 x 29.1 cm (9 in. x 11 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black gouache, upper right: NUMBERALS; in graphite, lower margin: HIS COPY IS POS / I MAKE 2 GLOSSY POSITIVES REDUCING HEIGHT OF NUMBERS TO 1/2 INCH / I MAKE 3 GLOSSY POSITIVES REDUCING HEIGHT OF NUMBERS TO 9/16 INCH

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Numerals, ca. 1950; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); USA; text printed, graphite on white paper; 22.9 x 29.1 cm (9 in. x 11 7/16 in.); Gift of Honeywell, Inc.; 1997-10-26

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