Joseph Cornell, Flushing, N.Y. letter to Marcel Duchamp, New York, N.Y.
- Cornell, Joseph, 1903-1972
- Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968
- Place of publication, production, or execution
- No place, unknown, or undetermined
- Physical Description
- Letter : 1 p. : typescript ; 28 x 22 cm.
- Letter from Cornell presenting Duchamp with a thaumatrope, a toy which consists of a small disk of paper or cardboard with images on both sides and string attached to the parallel edges so that it can be spun, creating an optical illusion.
Two envelopes accompany the letter, one very small and blue and one standard letter-sized.
Presumably the small envelope originally held the thaumatrope, which is no longer present although Cornell has made a crayon rubbing of it on the verso of the letter.
- Joseph Cornell. Joseph Cornell, Flushing, N.Y. letter to Marcel Duchamp, New York, N.Y., between 1955 and 1968. Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
- Use Note
- Current copyright status is undetermined
- Location Note
- Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
- between 1955 and 1968
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