Sidewall (Belgium), 1910–20
The excitement is building as one views this gaming paper containing pieces from many different games of chance including playing cards, dice, chips or tokens, and mahjong tiles. The different motifs are all intermingled and overlapping which creates a nice overall pattern. There is some relief to the density by the white ace cards, the blank card versos, and the rust-color voids.
Its dimensions are
a) 65.5 x 56.5 cm (25 13/16 x 22 1/4 in.) b) 88 x 56 cm c) 146 x 56 cm
It is inscribed
Printed in selvedge: "8208 Fabrication Belge (UPL) Made in Belgium".
Cite this object as
Sidewall (Belgium), 1910–20; machine printed on paper; a) 65.5 x 56.5 cm (25 13/16 x 22 1/4 in.) b) 88 x 56 cm c) 146 x 56 cm; Gift of Jones and Erwin, Inc.; 1945-13-1-a/c
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.