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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

-0001

1927

  • Work on this object began.

2017

Photograph, Radio Room, 1927

This is a photograph. It was photographed by Thérèse Bonney.

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 The World of Radio.

It is dated 1927. Its medium is gelatin silver print.

In this room, an oversized indoor loop radio antenna rests on the floor near the radio set. Early radios had bulky external components that many found unattractive—this may explain why the radio had a separate room in this fashionable Art Deco home of pianist Adèle Reifenberg.

It is credited Courtesy of Smithsonian Libraries 2000-42-1 ILM-012.

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Its dimensions are

H x W (unmatted): 17.8 × 24.1 cm (7 in. × 9 1/2 in.)

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