Drawing relating to the "Early American" series of designs

American
1927
Designed for H. R. Mallinson and Company (American, 1915-1936)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 27 3/4 x 9 13/16 in. (70.5 x 25 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.25

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Rough designs for motifs and vignettes.”Franklin’s Key to Electricity” theme.

Motifs and vignettes of final design depict 18c-20c. innovations of technology for illumination, communication and transportation.

Rough designs: turbines or generators, train, pony express printing press,city skyline, Ben Franklin reading by firelight and candle, stagecoach, vintage car.

Provenance

Ex-collection Walter Mitschke, New York; by descent to Ethel B. Adams Waldorf; between 1985-90, gift of Waldorf to her neice Joan Brancale, Hingham, MA; gift of Brancale to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale