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Sidewall, The Lindbergh

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 Week series in a post titled Lone Scout of the Sky.

This object was donated by Grace Lincoln Temple. It is credited Gift of Grace Lincoln Temple.

  • Purse
  • tapestry, silver-plated clasp.
  • Lent by Mobiler national, Paris, Beauvais 1666.
  • 74.2016.2
  • Bergère, L'Aviation
  • giltwood and wool and silk tapestry (upholstery).
  • Lent by Mobiler national, Paris.
  • 74.2016.1

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Thebes Stool
  • mahogany, leather.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisitions Fund, in memory....
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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.)

It is inscribed

Printed in left selvedge: United Wallpaper Factories; printed in right selvedge: The Lindbergh.

Cite this object as

Sidewall, The Lindbergh; 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

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