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1952

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1953

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1954

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Sidewall, Mind Your Manners

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by F. Schumacher & Co.. It is dated 1952–53 and we acquired it in 1954. Its medium is screen printed. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Wallpaper designed in the manner of print room wallpaper, popular in the mid-eighteenth century. The rows of frames contain simulations of pages from a children’s book of grammar, giving lessons on nouns, vowels and verbs. The repetition or massing of similar objects was a popular convention of the 1950s.

It is credited Gift of The Wallpaper Magazine.

Its dimensions are

82 x 76 cm (32 5/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Mind Your Manners; Manufactured by F. Schumacher & Co. (United States); USA; screen printed; 82 x 76 cm (32 5/16 x 29 15/16 in.); Gift of The Wallpaper Magazine; 1953-198-10

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