Sidewall (possibly USA), 1900–1920
This landscape paper would have been considered an ideal choice for children as early children’s papers were designed to be educational. The animals would be familiar to most children and rendered realistically so as not to cause confusion. The farm hands are all working diligently which would inspire a good work ethic. The scenes are fun and inviting and would allow parents to easily create stories to tell their children. And the wallpaper could be wiped clean.
Its dimensions are
65 x 56.5 cm (25 9/16 x 22 1/4 in.)
It is inscribed
Printed in selvedge: "Sanitary Wall Paper."
Cite this object as
Sidewall (possibly USA), 1900–1920; machine printed with engraved rollers; 65 x 56.5 cm (25 9/16 x 22 1/4 in.); Gift of Aimée and Rosamond Lamb; 1973-2-14
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rooms with a View: Landscape & Wallpaper.