President of the 1939 NY World's Fair Corporation, Grover Whalen (right), meets with Baron Stefan de Ropp, Commissioner of the Polish Pavilion and donor to Le Moyne College of paintings and tapestries on Polish history.
Tadeusz Pruszkowski founded the Brotherhood of St. Luke--the artists who were commissioned to create the seven paintings on Polish history for the Polish Pavilion of the 1939-40 NY World's Fair.
Take a journey from 1000 to 1791 AD as Poland traverses the world stage, undaunted.
These four tapestries overlaid with embroidery were first displayed in Paris at a 1937 international exhibition before they traveled to New York to be displayed in the Hall of Honor of the Polish Pavilion.
Upper left: Baron Stefan de Ropp with Grover Whalen from the New York Public Library Digital Collections; Upper right: Tadeusz Pruszkowski from Wikicommons; Lower left: list of artists of the Brotherhood of St. Luke from painting, Le Moyne College, by Inga H. Barnello; Lower right: embroidered bird in tapestry "King John and Queen Marysienka," Le Moyne College, by Inga H. Barnello