Following training with Herter Brothers, Kleiser founded Edgewater Tapestry Looms in 1913. The firm was praised as an "American Gobelins," a reference to the famous French manufactory. This monumental tapestry was given to the Newark Museum on the occasion of its opening of a new building in 1926. It commemorates Newark's advancement from native village to bustling town.
It is credited
Collection of the Newark Museum, Gift of the Contemporary Club of Newark, 1926, 1926.277.1.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 289.6 × 241.9 cm (9 ft. 6 in. × 7 ft. 11 1/4 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.