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Photograph, Radio Room, 1927

This is a Photograph.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of The World of Radio.

It is dated 1927. Its medium is gelatin silver print.

In this room, an oversized indoor loop radio antenna rests on the floor near the radio set. Early radios had bulky external components that many found unattractive—this may explain why the radio had a separate room in this fashionable Art Deco home of pianist Adèle Reifenberg.

It is credited Courtesy of Smithsonian Libraries 2000-42-1 ILM-012.

Its dimensions are

H x W (unmatted): 17.8 × 24.1 cm (7 in. × 9 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

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