'Landing of Columbus' stevengraph   Save
'Landing of Columbus' stevengraph
Description: Stevengraph image entitled "Landing of Columbus, Oct. 12, 1492." It was woven at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. The manufacturer was the Thomas Stevens Company of Coventry, England. Stevengraphs are images created using a jacquard loom equipped with mechanically operated devices that weave intricate, three-dimensional patterns in silk. Coventry weaver Thomas Stevens, who invented the process in the mid-19th century, called the images "stevengraphs." This stevengraph has a companion piece, "Columbus Leaving Spain." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05916
Subjects: Silk pictures; Stevengraph pure silk woven pictures; Silk pictures--Exhibitions; Decorative arts, Victorian; Stevens, Thomas, 1828-1888; Columbus, Christopher--Landfall
Places: Chicago (Illinois); Cook County (Illinois)