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  • We acquired this object.

1939

  • Work on this object began.

2022

Video, Photographs of Cooper Union Museum Galleries, 1939

This is a Video. It is dated 1939. Its medium is monitor. It is a part of the department.

These photographs were taken after both Sarah and Eleanor died (Eleanor in 1924 from pneumonia and Sarah in 1930) and after their brother Erskine bequeathed 3,300 objects to the museum in 1938.

Without access to European interiors and collections, the best way for 20th-century American designers and decorators to learn the history and traditions of their profession was by visiting a museum like the one at Cooper Union.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries and Archives.

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