Product photograph and blueprint for the Leopold Lamp and Desk Set
Blueprint, 24.5 x 31 inches. Design dated 1929, with 1930 company stamp on the reverse. Full scale schematic drawing for a combination desk lamp/writing set, possibly designed for the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower in Brooklyn. With an original linen-backed photograph of the object, 8.25 x 10.5 inches, with binder punches in the gutter and writing on the back, light soil and creasing. The blueprint has a 2-inch closed tear along one of the center creases, otherwise Near Fine. Currently folded up, the blueprint could easily be ironed out for display--or one could track down the original set and have a DIY Joseph Kosuth-style "One and Three Desk Sets" installation (a suggestion made in jest, but that would actually be pretty neat).Halsey, McCormack & Heller was an architecture firm founded in 1920 known for their landmark Art Deco and Beaux-Arts style bank buildings located around New York, including the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower in Brooklyn (1927-1929), the Emigrant Savings Bank in the Bronx, and the Dime Savings Bank in Brooklyn.