Photograph, RCA Radiotron UX-171A Vacuum Tube and Packaging, n.d.
This is a photograph. It was designed by Gustav Boerg Jensen. It is dated n.d. and we acquired it in 1956. Its medium is black and white silver gelatin print. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Industrial designer Jensen’s prolific career encompassed successful patents and designs ranging from radio cabinets, like the one in the photograph, to typefaces. The striking compositions and interplay of shadows and light in these two photographs of Jensen’s designs herald modern design aesthetics and aspirations, as well as highlight the development of radio technology.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 20.6 × 18.3 cm (8 1/8 × 7 3/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Photograph, RCA Radiotron UX-171A Vacuum Tube and Packaging, n.d.; Designed by Gustav Boerg Jensen (Danish, 1898 – 1954); USA; black and white silver gelatin print; H x W: 20.6 × 18.3 cm (8 1/8 × 7 3/16 in.); Gift of Ellen Gustav Jensen; 1956-47-84-p
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.