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1948

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1991

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Sidewall (USA)

This is a sidewall. It was manufactured by York Wall Paper Company. It is dated 1948 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is machine-printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

It is credited Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 166 x 49 cm (5 ft. 5 3/8 in. x 19 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed on selvage: "RUN II, JOIN HERE, U.W.P.C. OF N.A. UNION MADE, WATERFAST, LIGHT TESTED COLORS, MADE IN U.S.A."

Cite this object as

Sidewall (USA); Manufactured by York Wall Paper Company (United States); machine-printed on paper; L x W: 166 x 49 cm (5 ft. 5 3/8 in. x 19 5/16 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-86

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

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