Sky Ride (Century of Progress Prints no. 1005)

1933
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(American, 1883–1961)
(American, Chicago, 1852–2005)
Overall: 49.2 x 50.8 cm (19 3/8 x 20 in.)
Location: not on view
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This printed silk square was designed by American industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague (1883-1960) for the department store Marshall Field and Company. The abstract, geometric, architectural pattern was inspired by the Sky Ride towers at the Century of Progress exposition in Chicago (1933-34). Sky ride was a transporter bridge attraction that ferried visitors across the exposition fairgrounds. During its short installation Sky Ride carried more than 4 million passengers.
Sky Ride (Century of Progress Prints no. 1005)

Sky Ride (Century of Progress Prints no. 1005)

1933

Walter Dorwin Teague, Marshall Field & Co.

(American, 1883–1961), (American, Chicago, 1852–2005)
America, 20th century

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