Front / Recto
- Title Design
- Negative Date 1916–17
- Print Date 1916–17
- Medium Platinum print
- Dimensions Image 7 15/16 x 6 1/8" (20.2 x 15.5 cm)Mount 17 15/16 × 12 7/16" (45.5 × 31.6 cm)
- Place Taken New York
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther
- MoMA Accession Number 1705.2001
Back / Verso
- Mount Type Mount (original)
The artist, New York; to Max Weber (1881–1961), New York ; to Weber’s daughter, Joy Weber, New Mexico ; to Keith de Lellis, New York ; purchased by Thomas Walther, May 12, 1995 ; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 Keith de Lellis, telephone conversation with Simon Bieling, March 30, 2005.
 Ibid.; and de Lellis, letter to Audrey Sands, October 26, 2013.
 MacGill/Walther 2000, p. 14.
 Keith de Lellis Fine Art Photography invoice, May 12, 1995.
- Format Unknown
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso no data
- Fiber Analysis No fiber data available
- Material Techniques Platinum print
This work was determined to be a platinum print via X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry.
The following elements have been positively identified in the work, through XRF readings taken from its recto and verso (or from the mount, where the verso was not accessible):
- Recto: Al, Si, Ca, Cr, Mn, Fe, Zn, Pt, Pb
- Mount: Al, Si, K, Ca, Cr, Mn, Fe, Zn, Pb
The graphs below show XRF spectra for three areas on the print: two of the recto—from areas of maximum and minimum image density (Dmax and Dmin)—and one of the verso or mount. The background spectrum represents the contribution of the XRF instrument itself. The first graph shows elements identified through the presence of their characteristic peaks in the lower energy range (0 to 8 keV). The second graph shows elements identified through the presence of their characteristic peaks in the higher energy range (8 to 40 keV).
Pictorial Photographers of America. Pictorial Photography in America, 1920, p. 56 (as Design). New York: Tennant and Ward, 1920.