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Sidewall, Milky Way, 1951

This is a Sidewall. It was designed by James Seeman and manufactured by Globe Mills. It is dated 1951 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is machine-printed. 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

76 cm (29 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed on selvage: "TRIM, UP, PATENT PENDING, JOIN."

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Milky Way, 1951; Designed by James Seeman (American, 1914–1994); USA; machine-printed; 76 cm (29 15/16 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-55

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

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