Sidewall, "Robinson Crusoe", ca. 1875 Machine-printed with engraved copper rollers. Gift of Frances Irene Clark. 1959-117-2.
What is this?
Children's wallpaper depicting events from the story of Robinson Crusoe. A pattern of entwined branches forms a rustic framework around each of six different scenes, placed in an alternating position in horizontal rows. There is a caption below each scene. Margins at both sides. Intaglio printed in a monochromatic brown design on a light brown ground.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Wall Stories: Children's Wallpapers and Books, Friday, October 03, 2008 - Sunday, April 05, 2009