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Sidewall (USA)

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by York Wall Paper Company. It is dated 1949 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is machine-printed. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

It is credited Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz.

Its dimensions are

49 cm (19 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed on selvage: "WATERFAST, JOIN HERE, RUN, U.W.P.C. OF N.A." Paper shown in grey and maroon colorway in ad in House and Garden.

Cite this object as

Sidewall (USA); Manufactured by York Wall Paper Company (United States); machine-printed; 49 cm (19 5/16 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-164

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s.

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