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What is this?

Medallion stripe design. Red and white medallions, alternating with smaller white motifs, repeating vertically. Vertical bands containing ornaments with red quatrefoils run between these vertical repeats. Printed in red and white on gray ground.

This is a sidewall from United States. It is dated 1850–70 and we acquired it in 1976. Gift of Mrs. William B. Eldredge.

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Its medium is


Its dimensions are

77 x 49.5 cm (30 5/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in right selvedge: "957" and "2 Rolls."

This object was donated by Mrs. William B. Eldredge

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