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1938

  • Work on this object began.

1948

  • Work on this object ended.

1991

  • We acquired this object.

1993

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Sidewall (USA), 1938–48

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by M.H. Birge & Sons Co.. It is dated 1938–48 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is machine-printed, textured ground. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

It is credited Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz.

Its dimensions are

196.5 x 49 cm (77 3/8 x 19 5/16 in. )

It is inscribed

Printed on selvage: "WATERFAST, JOIN, UNION MADE TOP, TRIM, JOIN, 739, RUN I, MADE IN U.S.A., DROP PATTERN."

Cite this object as

Sidewall (USA), 1938–48; Manufactured by M.H. Birge & Sons Co. (United States); machine-printed, textured ground; 196.5 x 49 cm (77 3/8 x 19 5/16 in. ); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-63

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