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1950

  • Work on this object began.

1956

  • Work on this object ended.

1991

  • We acquired this object.

1993

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2022

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Sidewall (USA)

This is a sidewall. It was manufactured by York Wall Paper Company. It is dated 1950–56 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is machine-printed, textured ground. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

It is credited Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz.

  • Sidewall, Rombico
  • holographic foil on non-woven ground, laser engraved.
  • Gift of Osborne & Little.
  • 2016-4-1

Its dimensions are

56 cm (22 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed on selvage: "U.W.P.C. OF N.A., UNION MADE, RUN 1, TOP, JOIN HERE, LIGHT TESTED COLORS, WATERFAST, MADE IN U.S.A." Printed in right selvedge: York Wall.

Cite this object as

Sidewall (USA); Manufactured by York Wall Paper Company (United States); machine-printed, textured ground; 56 cm (22 1/16 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-51

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