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Mechanism for arch, designed by Frederick John Kiesler

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Title
Mechanism for arch, designed by Frederick John Kiesler
Names
Kiesler, Frederick (Set designer)
Collection

Ten years of American opera design [graphic]

Photographs 85-110, 112-116

Die Zauberflöte

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1940
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: 20152
Topics
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery
mechanical systems
Genres
Photographs
Description
Frame construction and machinery showing mechanism for reeling off all backdrops of the opera on a roll of canvas 120 feet long. The mechanism is so designed that it can be operated by one man. He is able to propel one scene after the other, or recall a previous scene. Stretching of the canvas after each change to take up possible sagging is provided. This is especially necessary when a cut-out appears in the canvas as in No. 101 or No. 108.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11860770
MSS Unit ID: 20152
Archives EAD ID: 1137481
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b2f742d0-0044-0130-55cb-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1940: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Mechanism for arch, designed by Frederick John Kiesler" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/bb367bd1-7071-a1f7-e040-e00a18063e75

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Mechanism for arch, designed by Frederick John Kiesler" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 29, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/bb367bd1-7071-a1f7-e040-e00a18063e75

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1940). Mechanism for arch, designed by Frederick John Kiesler Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/bb367bd1-7071-a1f7-e040-e00a18063e75

Wikipedia Citation

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Mechanism for arch, designed by Frederick John Kiesler