[New York: Self-published, 1949]. Set of two original portfolios by industrial designer Robert M. Ingersoll. The first portfolio includes a study and essay by Ingersoll titled "Packaging Problem," written during his final year in the Industrial Design program at Syracuse University. Includes several drawings and advertisements for consumer goods, with accompanying analysis of the efficiency and functionality of various bottle and package designs. A recommendation letter from John F. Cortese of Warner New York Corporation, five pages of résumé sheets, two copies of a program from a lecture event at the L. Lake Office Area, two sheets of handwritten notes, and a page with two drawings have been laid in. The second portfolio includes a series of design prompts, issued in the form of problems, accompanied by photographs and blueprint drawings of Ingersoll's designs. A folder, labeled "Display – Exhibit," containing sixteen drawings, two photographic prints, and six original cartoons by Ed Arno, has been laid into the front side pocket. An exemplary document of mid-twentieth century product design, charting the early career of future Warner New York Corporation technical illustrator and General Electric design draftsman Robert M. Ingersoll. Both portfolios near fine in soft boards.