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What is this?

Repeating design of a pair of red cherries, connected by a stem. Printed in shades of red on a green Mylar-foil ground. The red pigments contain microencapsulated oils scented with a cherry fragrance. Scratch and sniff version, can also be purchased without the scent.

Why is this in our collection?

Cherry Forever is one of three scented wallpapers by Flavor Paper and is the first commercially produced scratch-and-sniff wallpaper. Available in three flavors—cherry, banana, and tutti-frutti—this paper is produced using technology first developed by 3M in 1965. Fragrance oils are microencapsulated and printed on the wallpaper surface; the fragrance is released by scratching, which breaks the microencapsulated cells. It is possible for the scent to last up to 20 years, but since scratching abrades the printed surface we may not find out. Novelty papers go back at least as far as the mid-19th century. They were frequently commemorative, amusing, or educational, and frequently contained landscape vistas... more

This is a sidewall from United States. It is dated 2007 and we acquired it in 2007. Gift of Flavor Paper and Michael Angelo. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

screen printed, microencapsulated scented oils

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 457.2 x 75 cm (15 ft. x 29 1/2 in.)

This object was designed by Michael Angelo and manufactured by Flavor Paper

This object was donated by Michael Angelo and Flavor Paper

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18711607/ |title=Sidewall, "Cherry Forever", 2007 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=29 August 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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