Laying Cable – Study for a portion of “Telephone Men and Women at Work”, circa 1948
Pencil on paper
Signed and inscribed in pencil lower right: “To John G. Daly / from Dean Cornwell / JAN 1950”. In fine condition, aside from slight staining along bottom edge.
This remarkable drawing is a study for a portion of the lobby mural in the New England Telephone Building in Boston. It depicts the history of the telephone, starting with Alexander Graham Bell, and forms a complete oval 160 feet long by 12 feet high containing 197 life-size figures.