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1944

  • Work on this object began.

1954

  • Work on this object ended.

1991

  • We acquired this object.

1993

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Sidewall, [Prom Corsage]

This is a sidewall. It was manufactured by The Joliet Wallpaper Mills. It is dated 1944–54 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is machine-printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This object was donated by Suzanne Lipschutz. It is credited Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 165.3 x 49 cm (5 ft. 5 1/8 in. x 19 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed on selvage: "WATERFAST 9502, BEAUX ARTS (trade mark of Joliet Wall Paper Mills), U.W.P.C. OF N.A. UNION MADE"

Cite this object as

Sidewall, [Prom Corsage]; Manufactured by The Joliet Wallpaper Mills ; USA; machine-printed on paper; L x W: 165.3 x 49 cm (5 ft. 5 1/8 in. x 19 5/16 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-7-a,b

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

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