Steel Chair Designed by Peter Cooper

ID: SIA2011-2177 and 3785

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Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1950s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 267, Box 6, Folder: Cooper, Peter - Esq. Specific Information About

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Summary

During the 1830s Peter Cooper designed the first steel chair in America. This chair became part of the collections of the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. The Cooper Union Museum was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution on July 1, 1968, and was renamed the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design.

Subject

  • Cooper, Peter 1791-1883
  • Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • National Collections

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 267, Box 6, Folder: Cooper, Peter - Esq. Specific Information About

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1953

Restrictions

Unknown

Topic

  • Chairs
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Steel Chair
  • Steel Chair
  • Decorative arts
  • Chairs

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

SIA2011-2177 and 3785

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 8w x 10h ; Type of Image: Object ; Medium: Photographic print

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