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Drawing, The Telephone and the Ticker, Study for "Electricity as Applied to Commerce," Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL

This is a drawing. It was created by J. Carroll Beckwith. It is dated 1892 and we acquired it in 1915. Its medium is black chalk, graphite on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by J. Carroll Beckwith. It is credited Gift of J. Carroll Beckwith.

Its dimensions are

62.4 × 47.2 cm (24 9/16 × 18 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Michallet

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "The Telephone / and the / Ticker-"; upper right: "solid gold leaf"; top center: "13 feet / 8 inches / from pendentive"; upper left: "12"; along left side, grid marked with numbers 1 through 10, descending; center left: "10 ft."; lower left, scale indicated and labeled: "scale of inches for 10 ft."; below, "4'4""; lower left: "38'8" [indistinct]; in V below figure, center line marked with descending numbers from 3 to 1; lower right, scale indicated and labeled: "scale of inches for 9 ft / not med."

Cite this object as

Drawing, The Telephone and the Ticker, Study for "Electricity as Applied to Commerce," Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL; J. Carroll Beckwith (American, 1852–1917); USA; black chalk, graphite on off-white laid paper; 62.4 × 47.2 cm (24 9/16 × 18 9/16 in.); Gift of J. Carroll Beckwith; 1915-2-6

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