Sidewall (USA), 1905–1915
This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by Maxwell & Co., S.A.. It is dated 1905–1915 and we acquired it in 1979. Its medium is machine-printed paper, liquid mica. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.
Landscape views have been popular on wallpaper from the eighteenth century to the present. This wallpaper was part of a matched set of sidewall, border and ceiling paper which simplified the buying process for consumers, who then only had to select a color and style. This inexpensive paper given a little luster by printing some of elements, including the clouds, mountain tops and trellis pattern, with a mica pigment.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Victorian Collectibles.
Its dimensions are
93.5 x 49.5 cm (36 13/16 x 19 1/2 in.)
It is inscribed
Printed in left selvedge: S.A. Maxwell & Co. New York & Chicago -1958.
Cite this object as
Sidewall (USA), 1905–1915; Manufactured by Maxwell & Co., S.A. (United States); machine-printed paper, liquid mica; 93.5 x 49.5 cm (36 13/16 x 19 1/2 in.); Gift of Victorian Collectibles; 1979-91-918