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Sidewall, The Happy Cow

This is a Sidewall. It was created by Otmar Alt and designed by Otmar Alt and manufactured by Xartwall. It is dated 1972 and we acquired it in 1992. Its medium is flexograph printed. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

It is credited Gift of Marilyn Hapgood.

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Sidewall, The Happy Cow; Otmar Alt (German, b. 1940); Germany; flexograph printed; Gift of Marilyn Hapgood; 1992-191-3

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