This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by Marburger Tapetenfabrik. It is dated 1956–57 and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is machine printed on paper, plastic coated. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.
A profusion of abstract patterns following the war was in response to consumers’ demand for new patterns due to the moratorium on wallpapers during the war. Seemingly random crayon or chalk marks appear like a child’s scribble on the wall. The red, white, and yellow scribbles cover the glossy black background evenly and create a nice overall pattern.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Marburger Tapetenfabrik.
Its dimensions are
108.5 x 56 cm (42 11/16 x 22 1/16 in.)
It is inscribed
Printed in right selvedge: "Marburg-Tapete Made in Western Germany", in left: "958".
Cite this object as
Sidewall (Germany); Manufactured by Marburger Tapetenfabrik ; machine printed on paper, plastic coated; 108.5 x 56 cm (42 11/16 x 22 1/16 in.); Gift of Marburger Tapetenfabrik; 1957-116-2