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1936

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1975

  • We acquired this object.

2019

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Drawing, International Casino: First Floor Mezzanine and First Floor, October 20, 1936

This is a Drawing. It was architect: Thomas W. Lamb and Nicholas H. Weiss and from the office of Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Louis Brecker and International Casino. It is dated October 20, 1936 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite on tracing paper, ruled border in graphite . 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

H x W: 85.7 x 142.2 cm (33 3/4 x 56 in.)

It has the following markings

Architect's stamp in black ink at lower right: DONALD DESKEY/630 FIFTH AVENUE/NEW YORK CITY; see inscription

It is inscribed

Architect's stamp inscribed in graphite: Job 546; 1/4"-1'-0; INTERNATIONAL/CASINO; G.H.W. / D.D. / OCT. 20/36; 12/3/36, 1, office. Inscribed in graphite throughout with measurements and descriptions. Inscribed in graphite at lower left: FIRST FLOOR MEZZANINE PLAN; at lower center: SEATING LEGEND [underlined]/FIRST FLOOR/14 ROUND TABLES 27" DIA. 56 SEATS/13 OBLONG TABLES 40" X 18" 52 SEATS/7 SQUARE TABLES 24" X 24" 28 SEATS/TOTAL 136 SEATS/FIRST FLOOR MEZZANINE/6 ROUND TABLES 27" DIA. 24 SEATS/5 TABLES (OBLONG) 40" X 18" 20 SEATS/TOTAL 44 SEATS. Inscribed in graphite center left: FIRST FLOOR PLAN; inscribed in graphite center right: REAR WALL ELEVATION/FIRST MEZZANINE FLOOR LEVEL; at right: REAR WALL ELEVATION/FIRST FLOOR LEVEL; below: SIDE WALL ELEVATION/FIRST FLOOR LEVEL. Inscribed in red pencil on verso: 1ST FLOOR.

Cite this object as

Drawing, International Casino: First Floor Mezzanine and First Floor, October 20, 1936; Architect: Thomas W. Lamb (1871 – 1942); USA; graphite on tracing paper, ruled border in graphite ; H x W: 85.7 x 142.2 cm (33 3/4 x 56 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-264

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