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Sidewall, Scouting Days, 1952

This is a Sidewall. It is dated 1952 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is machine printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Wallpaper designed for boys showing accoutrement related to the Boy Scouts such as the Handbook, merit badges, camping gear, and a roll call bugle. Three secondary images of Boy Scout activities include campfire cooking, hiking, and a scout holding a flag. Up through the 1950s boys had many more options than girls in selecting wallpapers that reflected their interests.

It is credited Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 1285.2 x 49 cm (42 ft. 2 in. x 19 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed on selvage: "U.W.P. OF N.A.-UNION MADE"

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Scouting Days, 1952; USA; machine printed on paper; H x W: 1285.2 x 49 cm (42 ft. 2 in. x 19 5/16 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-24

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