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1947

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Newspaper Clipping

This is a Newspaper Clipping. It is dated 1947. Its medium is newsprint. It is a part of the department.

Since the dominance of streets by cars at the beginning of the 20th century, American designers have persistently envisioned a future of better-designed cities navigated by futuristic vehicles.

Henry Dreyfuss designed this two-piece flying automobile that allowed a production car to transform easily into a private plane. With separate driving and flying controls, the ConvAIRCAR could be driven on the street most of the time and fitted to its plane components when the owner was ready to fly.

It is credited Gift of Henry Dreyfuss.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 15.9 × 16.8 cm (6 1/4 × 6 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Newspaper Clipping; newsprint; H x W: 15.9 × 16.8 cm (6 1/4 × 6 5/8 in.); Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-418

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