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What is this?

Children's frieze with repeating group of seven school girls in green and red dresses, holding books, abaci and hoops, with a terrestrial globe. Across bottom a banderole with the Gothic-letter inscription in German: Arbeit macht das Leben Süss [Work Makes Life Sweet]. Printed in top selvedge: Wm. Campbell-Wall-Paper-Co., Antiseptic Pat'd 8-9-04". Printed in bottom selvedge: "The Froebel, E.J. Walenta, 496".

This is a frieze from United States. It is dated 1905 and we acquired it in 1938. Gift of Paul F. Franco.

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Its medium is

machine-printed on paper

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 122 x 49.4 cm (48 1/16 x 19 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in top selvedge: "Wm. Campbell Wall Paper Co., Antiseptic Pat'd. 8-9-04". Printed in bottom selvedge: "E.J. Walenta, The Froebel".

This object was designed by E. J. Walenta and manufactured by Wm. Campbell Wall Paper Company

This object was catalogued by Calvin S. Hathaway and donated by Paul F. Franco

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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