This object is currently on display in room 302 as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s. There are 3 other images of this object. See our image rights statement.


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Sidewall, The Lindbergh, 1927

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by United Wallpaper Factories, Inc.. It is dated 1927 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is machine printed with engraved rollers. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

On May 20-21, 1927 Charles Lindbergh made his historic non-stop flight from New York to Paris for which he was awarded the nation’s highest military honor as well as the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts. Because of his perseverance, courage, and bravery Lindbergh was hailed as a great inspiration for boys, and became a role model for the Boy Scouts of America. That same year United Wallpaper introduced this wallpaper honoring the American legend.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Lone Scout of the Sky.

This object was donated by Grace Lincoln Temple and catalogued by Calvin S. Hathaway. It is credited Gift of Grace Lincoln Temple.

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 115.7 x 76.2 cm (45 9/16 x 30 in.) Mat: 123.2 × 83.8 cm (48 1/2 in. × 33 in.)

Cite this object as

Sidewall, The Lindbergh, 1927; Manufactured by United Wallpaper, Inc. ; USA; machine printed with engraved rollers; H x W x D: 115.7 x 76.2 cm (45 9/16 x 30 in.) Mat: 123.2 × 83.8 cm (48 1/2 in. × 33 in.); Gift of Grace Lincoln Temple; 1938-62-54

In addition to The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibitions Wall Stories: Children's Wallpapers and Books and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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