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1930

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1939

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1976

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Textile (USA), 1930s

This is a Textile. It was made by S. Kahn and student at The Educational Alliance and made for The Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project. It is dated 1930s and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is cotton and its technique is hand screen printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Estate of Ella Ostrowsky. It is credited Gift of the Estate of Ella Ostrowsky.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 97.8 x 86.4 cm (38 1/2 in. x 34 in.) Repeat: 21 x 21 cm (8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Screen printed on front: Designed by S. Kahn, age 15 Federal Art Project, Instructor J. Rohr, Educational Alliance

Cite this object as

Textile (USA), 1930s; Student at The Educational Alliance ; cotton; H x W: 97.8 x 86.4 cm (38 1/2 in. x 34 in.) Repeat: 21 x 21 cm (8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.); Gift of the Estate of Ella Ostrowsky; 1976-98-8

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