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Sidewall (USA), ca. 1955

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by The Joliet Wallpaper Mills. It is dated ca. 1955 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is machine-printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This object was donated by Suzanne Lipschutz and catalogued by Rose Gottschalk and Molly Holst. It is credited Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz.

Its dimensions are

49 cm (19 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed on selvage: "WATERFAST, 350WA, RUN 2, U.W.P.C. OF N.A., UNION MADE, LIGHT RESISTING."

Cite this object as

Sidewall (USA), ca. 1955; Manufactured by The Joliet Wallpaper Mills ; machine-printed on paper; 49 cm (19 5/16 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-52

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s.

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