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  • We acquired this object.

1916

  • Work on this object began.

2022

Letter, Letter from Morris de Camp Crawford, Women's Wear Daily

This is a Letter. It was written by M.D.C. Crawford. It is dated September 11, 1916. Its medium is reproduction. It is a part of the department.

Morris de Camp Crawford, an editor at Women’s Wear Daily, was an advocate for the study of museum collections to forge a new identity in American design, a campaign he called “Designed in America.” In 1916 he responded to a letter from Eleanor indicating alignment with the Cooper Union Museum’s mission: “With you I thoroughly agree that the ancient models of fabric decoration should receive careful consideration by all students of design and the technique of expression be carefully studied.”

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