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Woven Picture, 1939

This is a Woven picture. It was probably DuPont Rayon Company. It is dated 1939 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is rayon and its technique is jacquard woven. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This souvenir of the 1939 New York World's Fair was woven on-site in an exhibit demonstrating mechanized weaving with DuPont rayon. It illustrates the DuPont Chemistry Wonder World, a building designed by Walter Dorwin Teague and R.J. Harper, which featured a spectacular 105-foot, test-tube-shaped tower.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 22.2 × 30.5 cm (8 3/4 in. × 12 in.)

Cite this object as

Woven Picture, 1939; Probably DuPont Rayon Company ; rayon; H x W: 22.2 × 30.5 cm (8 3/4 in. × 12 in.); American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of Katharine Kreiser and Arthur Larson; 2016-35-76

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