Art: Carnegie's Cloth

To the late Andrew Carnegie posterity owes the Carnegie Foundation, a corporate angel to education, and the Carnegie Institute, an international showcase of the arts. It also owes an illustrious tablecloth which went on view last week at the Museum of the City of New York. As far back as 1887 it had been the great steel-master's fancy to provide his distinguished dinner guests with a soft pencil and a fresh section of damask on which to write their signatures. The autographs were preserved by being embroidered. Among them: Joseph H. Choate, Mark Twain,...

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