In the 1950s it was popular to hang themed wallpapers in functional spaces and wallpapers designed for the bathroom typically focused on aquatic themes. This vibrant pattern features seahorses and clusters of tropical fish peacefully blowing silver bubbles as they swim in the midst of vertical rows of white coral. By the time of this production wallpapers were both washable and color fast making them ideal decoration for wet rooms.
It is credited
Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz.
Its dimensions are
49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)
It is inscribed
Printed on selvage: "WASHABLE, FADEPROOF, JOIN HERE, RUN 5 M15, C.1950 U.W. INC., MADE IN U.S.A."
Cite this object as
Sidewall (USA); Manufactured by United Wallpaper, Inc. ; machine-printed paper; 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-6