Drawing relating to the "Early American" series of designs
Designed for H. R. Mallinson and Company (American, 1915-1936)
Object Place: New York, New York, United States
Height x width: 27 3/4 x 9 13/16 in. (70.5 x 25 cm)
Medium or Technique
Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.
Not On View
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.
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)
Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale