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Ceiling Border (USA)

This is a ceiling border. It is dated 1880–1900 and we acquired it in 1955. Its medium is machine-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This object was donated by Josephine Howell. It is credited Gift of Josephine Howell.

Its dimensions are

104 x 57 cm (40 15/16 x 22 7/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Ceiling Border (USA); machine-printed paper; 104 x 57 cm (40 15/16 x 22 7/16 in.); Gift of Josephine Howell; 1955-85-14-a

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