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Scarf, 1939

This is a Scarf. It is dated 1939 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is rayon and its technique is printed. It is a part of the Textiles department.

A souvenir from the 1939 World's Fair in Flushing, New York, this scarf commemorates the various buildings and monuments at the fairgrounds. The Chemical and Plastics Building, sponsored by DuPont, featured displays of research labs and manufacturing processes. Included were a rayon spinning machine, a machine that added bristles to toothbrushes, and a debut display of DuPont's nylon stockings.

This object was donated by American Textile History Museum. It is credited American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of Katharine Kreiser and Arthur Larson.

  • Book, Futurama
  • offset lithograph on paper.
  • Smithsonian Libraries, T785 K1G32 1939.
  • 113.2018.2

Its dimensions are

H x W: 49.5 × 47 cm (19 1/2 × 18 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Copyright: NYWF

Cite this object as

Scarf, 1939; Previously owned by Katharine Kreiser and Arthur Larson ; rayon; H x W: 49.5 × 47 cm (19 1/2 × 18 1/2 in.); American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of Katharine Kreiser and Arthur Larson; 2016-35-73

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