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1940

  • Work on this object began.

1942

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

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  • You found it!

Drawing, Design for Electric Streetcar

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and made for (as the client) Transit Research Corp.. It is dated 1940–1942 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, blue color pencil, black pastel crayon on white heavy wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

  • Wireless Charging Pads
  • resin, plastic, copper, ferrite, electronics.
  • Courtesy of WAVE and Utah State University.
  • MOBILITY.009

Its dimensions are

38.1 x 56.2 cm (15 x 22 1/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at lower right: Redesign of Present Streetcar / for / Transit Research Corp. / By / Donald Deskey Assoc.; in graphite, bottom center: 5"; in graphite, lower left: 45 [upside down]; in blue ball point pen, lower left: "last" street car; in blue ball point pen, lowr left: Westinghouse - G.E. + / Pullman

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Electric Streetcar; Office of Donald Deskey Associates ; USA; graphite, blue color pencil, black pastel crayon on white heavy wove paper; 38.1 x 56.2 cm (15 x 22 1/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1475

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