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Object ID #974279407

This is a Brochure.

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 Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1920s. Its medium is printed paper. It is a part of the Smithsonian Libraries department.

This promotional brochure for the daily newspaper the New York American appealed to business owners seeking advertising space. The paper claimed that by advertising in its pages a client would “reach the moderns,” pictured here as a fashionable couple silhouetted against a gleaming skyscraper skyline.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, F128.5 .N499 1920, Gift of George R. Kravis II.

  • Object ID #1042155075
  • leather.
  • Lent by Museum of the City of New York, Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Jesse I.....
  • 76.2016.13

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 28 × 22 cm (11 in. × 8 11/16 in.)

We have 1 media file that features Object ID #974279407.

"You’ve Got To Be Modernistic," James P. Johnson (1930)

James P. Johnson is, without question, the father of Harlem Stride piano. Harlem Stride piano playing evolved out of ragtime, with the left hand playing an alternation of a bass note on beats one...

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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