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1906

  • Work on this object began.

1908

  • Work on this object ended.

1985

  • We acquired this object.

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Sidewall - Sample (USA), 1906–08

This is a Sidewall - sample. It is dated 1906–08 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is machine-printed. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

American art nouveau design with different views of the thistle, rendered in a realistic manner. Thistle, though a beautiful wildflower, is more often viewed as a weed and not commonly used on wallpaper. Printed in natural colors the design would have been appropriate for the earthy colors favored in the early twentieth century.

This object was donated by Dorwin L. Starr. It is credited Gift of Dorwin L. Starr.

Its dimensions are

69 x 48 cm (27 3/16 x 18 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Sidewall - Sample (USA), 1906–08; machine-printed; 69 x 48 cm (27 3/16 x 18 7/8 in.); Gift of Dorwin L. Starr; 1985-19-80

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