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Book, Elementary Color, 1895

This is a Book. It was written by Milton Bradley and published by Milton Bradley Co..

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 Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

It is dated 1895. Its medium is letterpress with collage on paper.

Board game pioneer Milton Bradley sought to educate adults and children about color. As a manufacturer of art supplies and color measurement tools, he was fascinated with finding a precise method for identifying and reproducing colors. Bradley promoted his color wheel as a device that could scientifically match and measure colors using rotating colored disks.

It is credited Gift of Walter Granville, Smithsonian Libraries, ND1489 .B811 1895.

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Its dimensions are

H x W (open): 20.3 × 27.9 cm (8 × 11 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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