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1933

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1975

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2019

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Drawing, Century of Progress Chicago International Exposition of 1933: Steinway and Sons, Baby Grand Piano, April 24, 1933

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and manufactured by Steinway and Sons and made for (as the client) Steinway and Sons. It is dated April 24, 1933 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite, red, orange, and blue color pencil on tracing paper . It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

Its dimensions are

107.2 x 132.4 cm (42 3/16 x 52 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Designer's stamp in purple ink at lower left: see inscription

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at lower left: DONALD DESKEY/DESIGN NO 7203 [underlined]; below designer's stamp: STEINWAY DESIGN/NO 1021 [underlined]; Inscribed in graphite with materials, dimensions and notes throughout; Inscribed in graphite in designer's stamp: X-78 / April 24th / HK. / 1933 /REVISED BY Olsson / 4/26/33; Inscribed in graphite on verso: X-78

Cite this object as

Drawing, Century of Progress Chicago International Exposition of 1933: Steinway and Sons, Baby Grand Piano, April 24, 1933; Manufactured by Steinway and Sons ; USA; graphite, red, orange, and blue color pencil on tracing paper ; 107.2 x 132.4 cm (42 3/16 x 52 1/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-287

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