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Drawing, Design for a bracket or sconce lighting fixture for the Fisher (Mayan) Theater, Fisher Building, Detroit, Michigan

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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 Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

Its medium is gouache on paper. It is a part of the Smithsonian Libraries department.

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.

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