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Sidewall, Alice in Wonderland, 1930

This is a Sidewall. It was designed by Tony Sarg and manufactured by Thomas Strahan & Co., Manufactory. It is dated 1930 and we acquired it in 1971. Its medium is machine-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

The delightful tale of Alice in Wonderland as told by the renowned artist, illustrator and puppeteer Tony Sarg. The signs of this being produced during the Depression years, most notably the color bleed, do not detract from the charming and amusing illustrations. Alice became one of Sarg’s most popular marionette productions and it’s no wonder after seeing these captivating characters.

This object was donated by Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is credited Gift of Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 81.3 x 55.9 cm (32 x 22 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in selvedge: "(thistle) Thomas Strahan Co. Made In USA Copyright Tony Sarg's "Alice in Wonderland." Pattern number 6884.

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Alice in Wonderland, 1930; Designed by Tony Sarg (American, 1882–1942); USA; machine-printed paper; H x W: 81.3 x 55.9 cm (32 x 22 in.); Gift of Philadelphia Museum of Art; 1971-58-28

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Wall Stories: Children's Wallpapers and Books.

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