Drawing, Design for the Glass Front Entry of the Civil Service Travel Bureau
This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated 1953 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is graphite on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This is one of a group of drawings proposed for acquisition that document work by the Dreyfuss firm during the postwar years, for clients including Royal Typewriter (1944–45), New York Central Railroad (mid-1940s), RCA (1946–55), National Supply Co. (1949–58), and Cities Service (1951–62).
A number of the finished drawings correspond to prototypes or other documentation held in Cooper-Hewitt’s Dreyfuss archives, including those for RCA radio/phonograph and television consoles, and two beautiful drawings for Bell Telephone Laboratories of public phone booths.
It is credited
Gift of John Bruce.
Its dimensions are
Sheet: 35.5 x 42 cm (14 x 16 9/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for the Glass Front Entry of the Civil Service Travel Bureau; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; graphite on tracing paper; Sheet: 35.5 x 42 cm (14 x 16 9/16 in.); Gift of John Bruce; 1993-65-72