Study For "The Telephone", Columbian Exposition, Manufacturer's Building

Object Number: 
1935.85.3.71
Date: 
1883-1893
Medium: 
Graphite on ivory paper.
Dimensions: 
Sheet: 11 1/16 x 7 1/8 in. (28.1 x 18.1 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed in graphite at upper right: "The Telephone / sketch for decoration / in Chicago Exposition"; below: "GOLD"; at lower right: "C.B."
Description: 
See Beckwith scrapbooks in the NYHS library, volume 1, pp. 92, 93, 93 verso, 105; volume 2, p. 119 verso. Sketch from a bound album with 155 tipped in sketches by Beckwith.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the National Academy of Design
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group