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1943

  • Work on this object began.

1953

  • Work on this object ended.

1991

  • We acquired this object.

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Sidewall (possibly USA), ca. 1948

This is a Sidewall. It is dated ca. 1948 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is machine printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Poodles started gaining popularity in the mid-1930s and by 1960 had become the most popular breed in America. But these poodle papers represent more than just canine-love. They show the new wanderlust brought on by the transatlantic flights which began after the war. The world’s first jet made its maiden voyage in 1952, and in 1958 Pan Am introduced their first transatlantic daily flights between New York and Paris.

This object was donated by Suzanne Lipschutz. It is credited Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz.

  • Object ID #907130181
  • oil on canvas.
  • Lent by Dallas Museum of Art, Gift of the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated,....
  • 35.2016.1

Its dimensions are

L x W: 86 x 52 cm (33 7/8 x 20 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Sidewall (possibly USA), ca. 1948; machine printed on paper; L x W: 86 x 52 cm (33 7/8 x 20 1/2 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-121

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

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