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Object ID #18628817

This is a textile. It was manufactured by Springs Mills and Cohn Hall Marx Company. It is dated ca. 1935 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is cotton and its technique is printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This carefully composed photomontage pattern features famous New York City landmarks, including the Chrysler, Empire State, and Woolworth Buildings, Grand Central Station, the old Penn Station, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, and the Statue of Liberty. The dynamic collage celebrates the city’s position as both the commercial and industrial design capital of the country, a point of pride during the economically depressed 1930s. New York City set the style for the nation – and with this textile, it was the style.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled An Anonymous, Yet Patriotic Textile Design.

This object was purchased from Cora Ginsburg and fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and catalogued by Gillian Moss. It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

  • Object ID #907218887
  • oil on canvas.
  • Lent by Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Collection of Robert R.....
  • 76.2016.2

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 184.8 × 88.3 cm (72 3/4 × 34 3/4 in.) Repeat H x W: 43.2 × 77.5 cm (17 × 30 1/2 in.)

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Object ID #18628817; Manufactured by Cohn Hall Marx Company ; USA; cotton; H x W: 184.8 × 88.3 cm (72 3/4 × 34 3/4 in.) Repeat H x W: 43.2 × 77.5 cm (17 × 30 1/2 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 1988-55-1

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

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