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What is this?

"Colonnade" illustrates a woodland scene containing a variety of trees, a lake and distant mountains. Architectural monuments include a colonnade and other classically inspired structures, stone balustrades, patios and a fountain. Screen printed with 4 shades of green, gray and white, with airbrushed black accents, on a blue ground. This is a full set of six panels.

Why is this in our collection?

Colonnade is a good example of a mid-20th century scenic wallpaper.  Designed in the historic style it contains a classic landscape scene with architectural monuments placed throughout.

This is a scenic paper from United States. It is dated 1937–42 and we acquired it in 2005. Gift of Priscilla E. Muller. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

screen printed and airbrushed on paper

Its dimensions are

Overall (Per panel): 365.8 x 76.2 cm (12 ft. x 30 in.)

This object was produced by George J. Hunken

This object was donated by Priscilla E. Muller

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Scenic Paper, "The Colonnade", 1937–42 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=24 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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