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Drawing, Design for Gillette Medicine Chest, New York World's Fair 1939–40

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) The Gillette Safety Razor Company. It is dated 1939 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite on tracing paper . 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: 40.6 x 41.3 cm (16 x 16 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, center left: transparents; in graphite, center left: SECTION F.F.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Gillette Medicine Chest, New York World's Fair 1939–40; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); Client: The Gillette Safety Razor Company (United States); USA; graphite on tracing paper ; H x W: 40.6 x 41.3 cm (16 x 16 1/4 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-315-3

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