Print, Cover of The New Yorker, The New York World's Fair, September 2, 1939, 1939
This is a Print. It was designed by Ilonka Karasz. It is dated 1939 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Ilonka Karasz designed 186 covers for the New Yorker, many of which are distinguished by elevated, angled views of New York street scenes. This playful illustration depicts the Avenue of Patriots at the 1939 New York World’s Fair and highlights the fair’s special transportation system and bustling crowds. Karasz’s designs for the magazine showed New York subjects in a modern European style, creating a visual art that was distinctly American.
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Its dimensions are
30.2 x 22.2 cm (11 7/8 x 8 3/4 in.)
It is signed
Printed in white, vertically, lower left: KARASZ
It is inscribed
Printed in blue, upper left: Sept. 2, 1939; in blue, upper right: Price 15 cents; in blue, center: THE / NEW YORKER
Cite this object as
Print, Cover of The New Yorker, The New York World's Fair, September 2, 1939, 1939; Designed by Ilonka Karasz (American, b. Hungary, 1896–1981); USA; offset lithograph on paper; 30.2 x 22.2 cm (11 7/8 x 8 3/4 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1960-207-18