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1923

  • Work on this object began.

1924

  • Work on this object ended.

1946

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

  • You found it!

Sidewall, New England, 1923–24

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by M.H. Birge & Sons Co.. It is dated 1923–24 and we acquired it in 1946. Its medium is machine-printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This paper is a reproduction of an earlier Gothic revival design. Elaborate architectural ornaments frame a window looking out on a hilly landscape with a castle along a river. While the design is likely an accurate copy of the original document, the colors have been changed to those more fashionable in the 1920s.

It is credited Gift of the Women's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association.

Its dimensions are

65 x 55.5 cm (25 9/16 x 21 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed on selvedge: "Birge, 2404-4. Made in U.S.A."

Cite this object as

Sidewall, New England, 1923–24; Manufactured by M.H. Birge & Sons Co. (United States); USA; machine-printed on paper; 65 x 55.5 cm (25 9/16 x 21 7/8 in.); Gift of the Women's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association; 1946-19-3

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