We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
1939 New York World’s Fair Welcome Banner
If you collect world’s fair memorabilia then you already know how rare this item is. This large banner was not made a souvenir or give-away. These were produced in limited quantities and used by the promoters of the fair. It is in very nice condition for something this perishable. Many have not survived. There is a water stain but no damage and the top gold rope and bottom fringe is still all there. 2 in.Hx42 in.Wx53 in.D $950