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Sidewall, Japonaiserie

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by W.N. Peak. We acquired it in 1938. Its medium is machine-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This Anglo-Japanese wallpaper with its asymmetrical format is celebrating advancements in technology and mobility. One of the landscape scenes contains a view of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Railroad Suspension Bridge while another shows the Brooklyn Bridge. Both were designed by John Roebling, the master of suspension bridge design. When the Brooklyn Bridge was completed it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, and greatly increased accessibility between the cities of Brooklyn and New York.

This object was donated by Grace Lincoln Temple.

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Sidewall, Japonaiserie; Manufactured by W.N. Peak ; USA; machine-printed paper; 1938-62-18

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