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Men handling the fiberglass viewing units made to hold enlarged transparencies in the Life Magazine exhibition <em>Illuminations of fifty great paintings</em>, 1956

Men handling the fiberglass viewing units made to hold enlarged transparencies in the Life Magazine exhibition Illuminations of fifty great paintings, 1956

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Title: Men handling the fiberglass viewing units made to hold enlarged transparencies in the Life Magazine exhibition Illuminations of fifty great paintings

Date: 1956

Physical Details: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm.

Description: Identification on attachment on verso (typewritten): Viewing units for the Life Magazine exhibition "Illuminations of fifty great paintings" are made of lightweight but sturdy molded fiberglass. Overlaying strips of the material are worked together with resin into wooden molds. Individual sections are dried at room temperature for about one-half hour. Twenty-three units were made from a 7 x 7 foot mold, two from the 9 x 7 foot size. About one unit was produced every two days. Viewing units were made by Steiner Plastics, Glen Cove, New York.

Forms part of: American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993, bulk 1909-1969

Rights Statement: © Life Magazine/Getty Images

Citation: Men handling the fiberglass viewing units made to hold enlarged transparencies in the Life Magazine exhibition Illuminations of fifty great paintings, 1956 / unidentified photographer. American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993, bulk 1909-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 11681