Drawing, Design for Telephone Booth, ca. 1950–60
This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss. It is dated ca. 1950–60 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is chalk, graphite, color pencil on yellow tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This is one of a group of drawings proposed for acquisition that document work by the Dreyfuss firm during the postwar years, for clients including Royal Typewriter (1944–45), New York Central Railroad (mid-1940s), RCA (1946–55), National Supply Co. (1949–58), and Cities Service (1951–62).
A number of the finished drawings correspond to prototypes or other documentation held in Cooper-Hewitt’s Dreyfuss archives, including those for RCA radio/phonograph and television consoles, and two beautiful drawings for Bell Telephone Laboratories of public phone booths.
It is credited
Gift of John Bruce.
Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.
Its dimensions are
42.5 × 35.2 cm (16 3/4 × 13 7/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for Telephone Booth, ca. 1950–60; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); USA; chalk, graphite, color pencil on yellow tracing paper; 42.5 × 35.2 cm (16 3/4 × 13 7/8 in.); Gift of John Bruce; 1993-65-24
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.