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1939

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2018

2020

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Tablecloth, New York World's Fair, 1939

This is a Tablecloth. It was designed by Marguerita Mergentime.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It has been able to spend time at the museum on loan from Virginia Bayer.

It is dated 1939. Its medium is cotton.

With a palette of mostly primary colors for this souvenir tablecloth, Mergentime creates a vivid calligraphic map of buildings and monuments in the Corona Park fairgrounds and New York City. It was sold exclusively at B. Altman & Co.

It is credited Courtesy of Mergentime Family Archive.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 130.8 × 130.8 cm (51 1/2 × 51 1/2 in.)

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