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Object Timeline

1929

  • Work on this object began.

1931

  • Work on this object ended.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2021

  • You found it!

Drawing, Abby Aldrich Greene Rockefeller Apartment: Elevator Indicator, 1929–31

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and Donald Deskey Associates and made for (as the client) Abby Greene Aldrich Rockefeller. It is dated 1929–31 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite, red colored pencil, and black ink 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

37 x 48.5 cm (14 9/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamps: Small stamp in red ink at lower right: DONALD DESKEY/145 WEST 57TH STREET/ NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at lower center: F.S.DET. OF BZE. ELEV. INDICATOR./ONE REQ'D; at lower right: DRWG. # 2141/Teh.[?] 30; inscribed in graphite with materials throughout

Cite this object as

Drawing, Abby Aldrich Greene Rockefeller Apartment: Elevator Indicator, 1929–31; Office of Donald Deskey Associates ; USA; graphite, red colored pencil, and black ink on tracing paper, ruled border in graphite; 37 x 48.5 cm (14 9/16 x 19 1/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-464

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