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1952

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1991

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Sidewall, Scouting Days, 1952

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by J.C. Eisenhart Wallpaper Co.. 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.

This object was donated by Suzanne Lipschutz and catalogued by Molly Holst and Gregory Herringshaw. 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; Manufactured by J.C. Eisenhart Wallpaper Co. ; 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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