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Eastman design collection

Eastman design collection, circa 1920-1956.

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Box 1Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2010-051 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2010-051 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2010-051 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2010-051 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5Still imageSupervised use *T-Vim 2010-051 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre


5 boxes (approximately 200 drawings) : some col.; 77 x 51 cm. or smaller.
Mostly original color set designs, but also costume and backdrop designs and technical drawings for theatre, film, television, vaudeville, and nightclub productions, designed and/or executed by Nikki (Nathaniel) Eastman, his twin, Irving (Abrasha), or their studio.
  • Blueprints.
  • Costume design drawings.
  • Set design drawings.
  • Technical drawings.
Source (note)
  • probably by Nikki Eastman
Call Number
*T-Vim 2010-051
Eastman design collection, circa 1920-1956.
Irving (Abrasha) and Nikki (Nathaniel) Eastman, twin brothers, were born in Odessa, Russia and came to the United States at the age of 17 in 1910. Having studied art in Russia and in America, they opened a workshop, Russian Arts and Crafts Studios (later called Eastman Studios) in 1920. They employed up to 200 artists designing and executing sets and costumes for numerous productions over several decades. Nikki Eastman also designed model homes. He died of cancer in New York City in 1953.
Gift: probably by Nikki Eastman, 1958-1959.
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Research Call Number
*T-Vim 2010-051
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