Object StatementPhotograph (3 of 10), Australian Pavilion, New York World's Fair 1939, photographed by Robert E. Coates, New York City, New York, United States of America, for the architectural firm Stephenson & Turner, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1939
Physical DescriptionPhotograph (3 of 10), Australian Pavilion, New York World's Fair 1939, photographed by Robert E. Coates, New York City, New York, United States of America, for the architectural firm Stephenson & Turner, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1939
Black and white landscape-format photograph with border taken in Australian Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, 1939. The photograph features a view of the wool section, displaying a range of Australian wool fabrics used to make menswear. A woman wearing a dark knee-length skirt, white collared shirt and bow tie stands in front of four recessed panels denoting the qualities of Australian wool. On the back of the photograph are handwritten notes, a typed description and a stamp crediting the photographer.
Marks'STEPHENSON & TURNER, Sydney. Architects / NEW YORK REPRESENTATIVE, Sept '38 To June '39, T.E. O'MAHONEY.' is handwritten in black ink on the reverse side of the photograph.
'AUSTRALIAN PAVILION - NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939' and 'Display windows in the Wool Section / showing a range of men's fabrics made / from Australian wool. The first win- / dow suggests the wool tops leading out / of the map of Australia onto a palette / suggesting the use of colour in men's / wear. The three framed recesses in / each window show a series of figures / carried out in actual fabrics and de- / noting the use of wool under every / climatic condition' is type-written on two separate paper labels attached upside down on the reverse side of the photograph.
A stamp reading 'PLEASE CREDIT / PHOTOGRAPH / ROBERT E. COATES / NEW YORK CITY' is also on the back of the photograph.
A small square sticker with the handwritten number '3' is attached to the front of the photograph.