Johnny's Machines

Description (Brief):

Original artwork, of page 30, for the book Johnny's Machines, written by Helen Palmer with illustrations by Cornelius De Witt, and published by Simon & Schuster in New York, New York, in 1949.

Description (Brief)

Cornelius De Witt (1905-1956) was born in Germany but spent most of his life in and around New York. De Witt worked successfully in several mediums including printmaking, painting and illustration. De Witt‘s realistic style of drawing created distinctly visual images and in turn children found the books easy to read and comprehend. He was best known for his Golden book on the human body.

Date Made: 1949

Maker: Dawitt, Cornelius

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1992.0634.073.12Accession Number: 1992.0634Catalog Number: 1992.0634.073.12

Object Name: Illustration

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 1/4 in x 6 in; 15.875 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_1252803

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