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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1939

  • Work on this object began.

2018

2019

  • You found it!

Tablecloth, New York World's Fair, 1939

This is a Tablecloth. It is dated 1939. Its medium is cotton.

With a palette of mostly primary colors for this souvenir tablecloth, Mergentime creates a vivid calligraphic map of buildings and monuments in the Corona Park fairgrounds and New York City. It was sold exclusively at B. Altman & Co.

It is credited Courtesy of Mergentime Family Archive.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 130.8 × 130.8 cm (51 1/2 × 51 1/2 in.)

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