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Drawing, Box Camera #5811, Built-In Flash, May 12, 1965

This is a Drawing. It was created by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated May 12, 1965 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is graphite on tracing tissue. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Henry Dreyfuss and catalogued by Stephanie Keating. It is credited Gift of Henry Dreyfuss.

Its dimensions are

33 x 48.2 cm (13 x 19 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in black ink, lower right: PRELIMINARY / DISPLAY FILE.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: TRANSPARENT FLASH SHIELD; upper center: FLASH ELEVATING BUTTON; right center: CAMERA OPENING / FORCES REFLECTOR / LEAVES CLOSED; lower center: REF: SEE HD 13-6; lower right: BOX CAMERA #5811 / BUILT-IN FLASH / CP ND 5-12-65 NONE 13-57. Printed in black ink, lower right: NO. CHANGE DATE NO. ISSUED TO DATE / CLIENT / TITLE / HENRY DREYFUSS / NEW YORK – 4 WEST 58TH STREET, NEW YORK 19 / CALIFORNIA – 500 COLUMBIA STREET, SOUTH PASADENA / DRAWN APPROVED DATE SCALE DRAWING NO.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Box Camera #5811, Built-In Flash, May 12, 1965; Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; graphite on tracing tissue; 33 x 48.2 cm (13 x 19 in.); Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-356

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