Sidewall (possibly USA), ca. 1948
Poodles started gaining popularity in the mid-1930s and by 1960 had become the most popular breed in America. But these poodle papers represent more than just canine-love. They show the new wanderlust brought on by the transatlantic flights which began after the war. The world’s first jet made its maiden voyage in 1952, and in 1958 Pan Am introduced their first transatlantic daily flights between New York and Paris.
Its dimensions are
L x W: 86 x 52 cm (33 7/8 x 20 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall (possibly USA), ca. 1948; machine printed on paper; L x W: 86 x 52 cm (33 7/8 x 20 1/2 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-121
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s.