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Textile, Manhattan, 1930

This is a Textile. It was designed by Ruth Reeves and retailed by W. and J. Sloane. It is dated 1930. Its medium is linen.

This textile features famous New York City landmarks, including the Chrysler, Empire State, and Woolworth Buildings, Grand Central Station, Penn Station, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, and the Statue of Liberty, as well as automobiles, smokestacks, and airplanes. Ruth Reeves’ dynamic sketched collage celebrates the city’s position as an architectural and industrial capital.

It is credited Lent by Yale University Art Gallery, John P. Axelrod Collection, B.A. 1968, 1995.49.6.

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Its dimensions are

203.3 x 89.2 cm (80 1/8 x 35 1/8 in) Pattern repeat: 133.35 cm (52 1/2 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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