Woven Picture, 1939
This is a Woven picture. It was probably DuPont Rayon Company. It is dated 1939 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is rayon and its technique is jacquard woven. It is a part of the Textiles department.
This souvenir of the 1939 New York World's Fair was woven on-site in an exhibit demonstrating mechanized weaving with DuPont rayon. It illustrates the DuPont Chemistry Wonder World, a building designed by Walter Dorwin Teague and R.J. Harper, which featured a spectacular 105-foot, test-tube-shaped tower.
This object was
American Textile History Museum.
It is credited
American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of Katharine Kreiser and Arthur Larson.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 22.2 × 30.5 cm (8 3/4 in. × 12 in.)
Cite this object as
Woven Picture, 1939; Probably DuPont Rayon Company ; rayon; H x W: 22.2 × 30.5 cm (8 3/4 in. × 12 in.); American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of Katharine Kreiser and Arthur Larson; 2016-35-76
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Plastics.