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Negro Life at the South
Oil on linen
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1: 41 x 35 3/4 in. (104.1 x 90.8 cm)
2: 123 x 35 3/4 in. (312.4 x 90.8 cm)
Two lengths of printed cotton yardgoods featuring icons of the 1939 World's Fair: the Trylon and Perisphere, Helicline, various pavilions, and families visiting the fair.
The donor, who visited the 1939 World's Fair as a child, recalls that her mother, Catherine Pichelmann Hill (1907-1991) of the Bronx, purchased this fabric at a Manhattan department store with the intention of sewing kitchen curtains with it.
Gift of Katherine Hill
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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