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1930

  • Work on this object began.

1939

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2016

2020

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Brochure With Price List, American Modern, probably 1930s

This is a Brochure with price list.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

It is dated probably 1930s. Its medium is printed paper.

Industrial designer, Russel Wright developed a line of popular “American Modern” dinnerware that was manufactured by Steubenville Pottery Company between 1939 and 1959. This color brochure, with its accompanying price and order form, provides information on plates, bowls, casseroles, pitchers, and other mass produced, affordable, and colorful items designed by Wright for modern yet fashionable everyday dining. During the twenty years in which American Modern tableware was produced, American consumers purchased more than 250 million pieces.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries. Gift of George R. Kravis II.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 6 x 3 1/4 in.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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