Mural Detail, The World of Radio, 1934
This is a Mural detail. It was designed by Arthur Gordon Smith and made for Mrs. Nadea Dragonette Loftus and Jessica Dragonette. It is dated 1934. Its medium is cotton and its technique is wax resist dyeing (batik) on plain weave.
Likely a depiction of Cunard Steamship Company’s RMS Carpathia, which was outfitted with a Marconi wireless telegraph station and rescued survivors of the Titanic after receiving word of the 1912 maritime disaster from the wireless operators onboard the doomed ship. There were also several Marconi wireless operators on land who communicated with the Carpathia and shared information about the survivors with the public. Among the wireless operators was David Sarnoff, who later founded Radio Corporation of America (RCA).
It is credited
Gift of Nicholas Meredith Turner in memory of Jessica Dragonette.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.