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Sidewall (possibly USA)

This is a sidewall. It was manufactured by Leissner & Louis. It is dated 1872–78 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is block printed on embossed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Subtle Blooming Wallpaper.

This object was donated by Salem Art Association. It is credited Gift of Salem Art Association.

Its dimensions are

76 x 51 cm (29 15/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

From Bush House, Salem, OR, built 1877-78 Marked: "Leissner & Louis"

Cite this object as

Sidewall (possibly USA); Manufactured by Leissner & Louis ; block printed on embossed paper; 76 x 51 cm (29 15/16 x 20 1/16 in.); Gift of Salem Art Association; 1972-21-3

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