Sidewall, Japonaiserie, 1883–85
This Anglo-Japanese wallpaper with its asymmetrical format is celebrating advancements in technology and mobility. One of the landscape scenes contains a view of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Railroad Suspension Bridge while another shows the Brooklyn Bridge. Both were designed by John Roebling, the master of suspension bridge design. When the Brooklyn Bridge was completed it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, and greatly increased accessibility between the cities of Brooklyn and New York.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 75 x 48.5 cm (29 1/2 x 19 1/8 in.) Repeat H x W: 39.8 x 47 cm (15 11/16 x 18 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall, Japonaiserie, 1883–85; Manufactured by W.N. Peak ; USA; machine printed on continuous paper; H x W: 75 x 48.5 cm (29 1/2 x 19 1/8 in.) Repeat H x W: 39.8 x 47 cm (15 11/16 x 18 1/2 in.); Gift of Grace Lincoln Temple; 1938-62-18
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Frederic Church, Winslow Homer & Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape and Rooms with a View: Landscape & Wallpaper.