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1964

  • Work on this object began.

1998

  • We acquired this object.

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Sidewall (USA)

This is a sidewall. It was manufactured by Con-Tact Brand. It is dated 1964 and we acquired it in 1998. Its medium is screen printed on self-adhesive plastic. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Sticky Woodgrain.

This object was donated by The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology. It is credited Gift of The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 183 x 46 cm (6 ft. 1/16 in. x 18 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed on paper backing: "Con-Tact Brand Self-Adhesive Plastic," "Notice of United States Patent: Patented 1964, U.S. Patent No. 3130113," "Notice of Canadian Patent, Patented 1959, Canadian Patent No. 563020."

Cite this object as

Sidewall (USA); Manufactured by Con-Tact Brand (United States); screen printed on self-adhesive plastic; Overall: 183 x 46 cm (6 ft. 1/16 in. x 18 1/8 in.); Gift of The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology; 1998-75-173

The Conservation department has taken 2 photos of this object.

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