Drawing, Design for a bracket or sconce lighting fixture for the Fisher (Mayan) Theater, Fisher Building, Detroit, Michigan
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The Mayan-inspired theater in Detroit’s Fisher Building featured fountains, archways, live birds, and lighting fixtures with stepped decoration designed by E. F. Caldwell & Company. Reflecting the period’s fascination with pre-Columbian art, Mayan motifs were among the most popular decorating schemes used for American movie palaces.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.