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Sample Book, Backgrounds for Better Living, 1948

This is a Sample book. It was manufactured by Foto Murals of California. It is dated 1948 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is photomurals. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

It is credited Gift of Various Donors.

Its dimensions are

45 x 52 cm (17 11/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Sample Book, Backgrounds for Better Living, 1948; Manufactured by Foto Murals of California ; USA; photomurals; 45 x 52 cm (17 11/16 x 20 1/2 in.); Gift of Various Donors; 1980-78-1-1/7

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Rooms with a View: Landscape & Wallpaper and Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s.

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