Johnny's Machines

Johnny's Machines

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Description (Brief)

Original artwork, of page 10, 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.

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.

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Object Name
Date made
Dawitt, Cornelius
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 7 7/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 20.0025 cm x 16.51 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
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