MSN Entertainment - News - Smithsonian Collects Industrial Drawings: "Doodles and drawings done by engineers to guide the manufacture of everyday things sometime qualify as art, the Smithsonian Institution thinks. As evidence, it has framed 74 of them to send around the country for display in museums.
Many of the artists remain unknown. Their productions in the show range from the 1938 patent drawing for the Maidenform bra to a 1904 project for New York's Grand Central Terminal.
Two drawings of Grand Central are curator Steven Lubar's favorites for sheer beauty. Carefully tinted and detailed in ink and watercolor, they were drawn nine years before the architectural masterpiece opened to show what its facades should look like."