Sidewall (USA), ca. 1956
This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by J.C. Eisenhart Wallpaper Co.. It is dated ca. 1956 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is machine printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.
Historically wallpapers copied rare and exotic woods which, before the days of micro-thin veneers, made it much easier to hang the wood imitation than the real thing. Many of these early papers were further embellished with imitations of gilt bronze mounts or served as the backdrop for trompe l’oeil statues or floral bouquets. In the 20th century woodgrain papers became less formal and began copying more familiar woods such as oak, walnut, and pine, usually as a cheaper alternative.
Its dimensions are
H x W (a): 167 x 52 cm (5 ft. 5 3/4 in. x 20 1/2 in.) H x W (b): 1050 x 52 cm (34 ft. 5 3/8 in. x 20 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall (USA), ca. 1956; Manufactured by J.C. Eisenhart Wallpaper Co. ; machine printed on paper; H x W (a): 167 x 52 cm (5 ft. 5 3/4 in. x 20 1/2 in.) H x W (b): 1050 x 52 cm (34 ft. 5 3/8 in. x 20 1/2 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-46-a,b