Sidewall, Cowboys and Indians, 1948–56
This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by The Joliet Wallpaper Mills. It is dated 1948–56 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is machine printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.
Cowboys and Indians were a popular theme on children's wallpapers in the post-war years. And it's no wonder: children were being bombarded by Westerns on numerous fronts including television, motion pictures, and comic books. Prior to this period Westerns could be followed on the radio.
Its dimensions are
Overall: 117 x 48.5 cm (46 1/16 x 19 1/8 in.)
It is inscribed
Printed on selvage: "The Joliet Wall Paper Mills" and " RUN I, W 403, U.W.P.C. OF N.A."
Cite this object as
Sidewall, Cowboys and Indians, 1948–56; Manufactured by The Joliet Wallpaper Mills ; USA; machine printed on paper; Overall: 117 x 48.5 cm (46 1/16 x 19 1/8 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-109
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Wall Stories: Children's Wallpapers and Books.