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What is this?

Children's or young boys wallpaper containing red, white, and blue spaceships, rockets, and the planet earth with metallic silver stars on a grey ground.

This is a sidewall from United States. It is dated ca. 1950 and we acquired it in 1991. Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz.

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Its medium is

machine-printed on paper

Its dimensions are

H x W: 77 x 49 cm (30 5/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed on selvage: "WATERPROOF COLORS, RUN 3, U.W.P.C. OF N.A. UNION MADE"

This object has been tagged:

This object was made by Unknown

This object was catalogued by Molly Holst and Rose Gottschalk and donated by Suzanne Lipschutz

A timeline of event horizons

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Sidewall, Wallpaper with space stations and rockets, ca. 1950 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 July 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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