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Object ID #907130081

This is a Tapestry. It was woven by Charles Pellegrini. It is dated 1925. Its medium is wool.

Following training with Herter Brothers, Kleiser founded Edgewater Tapestry Looms in 1913. The firm was praised as an "American Gobelins," a reference to the famous French manufactory. This monumental tapestry was given to the Newark Museum on the occasion of its opening of a new building in 1926. It commemorates Newark's advancement from native village to bustling town.

It is credited Collection of the Newark Museum, Gift of the Contemporary Club of Newark, 1926, 1926.277.1.

  • Object ID #18312593
  • mahogany, brass, gilt bronze.
  • Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
  • 1926-22-90-a/c
  • Object ID #907214275
  • wool.
  • Lent by Yale University Art Gallery, John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John....
  • 65.2016.2

Its dimensions are

H x W: 289.6 × 241.9 cm (9 ft. 6 in. × 7 ft. 11 1/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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