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Object Timeline

1905

  • Work on this object began.

1915

  • Work on this object ended.

1979

  • We acquired this object.

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Frieze (USA), 1905–1915

This is a frieze. It was manufactured by William H. Mairs and Company. It is dated 1905–1915 and we acquired it in 1979. Its medium is machine-printed oatmeal paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled For the Not-so-Minimal Interior.

This object was donated by Victorian Collectibles. It is credited Gift of Victorian Collectibles.

  • Vase (USA), ca. 1906
  • favrile glass.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Georgiana L. McClellan.
  • 1956-66-1

Its dimensions are

92 x 49 cm (36 1/4 x 19 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in bottom selvedge: W.H.M. & Co / 2099

Cite this object as

Frieze (USA), 1905–1915; Manufactured by William H. Mairs and Company ; machine-printed oatmeal paper; 92 x 49 cm (36 1/4 x 19 5/16 in.); Gift of Victorian Collectibles; 1979-91-372

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