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Sidewall, Crystals, 1953

This is a Sidewall. It was designed by Janice Hart White and made by Bassett & Vollum, Inc.. It is dated 1953 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is screen-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Cryptic Crystals.

It is credited Gift of The Wallpaper Magazine.

Its dimensions are

114 x 56 cm (44 7/8 x 22 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Crystals, 1953; Designed by Janice Hart White (American, 1918 - 2002); USA; screen-printed paper; 114 x 56 cm (44 7/8 x 22 1/16 in.); Gift of The Wallpaper Magazine; 1953-51-1

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

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