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Sidewall (Belgium), 1910–20

This is a Sidewall. It is dated 1910–20 and we acquired it in 1945. Its medium is machine printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

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.

This object was donated by Jones and Erwin, Inc. and catalogued by John Kenneth Tilton. It is credited Gift of Jones and Erwin, Inc..

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

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