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Frieze (USA), 1915

This is a Frieze. It was manufactured by M.H. Birge & Sons Co.. It is dated 1915 and we acquired it in 2005. Its medium is machine printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This pendant ornament would take the place of a frieze around the upper part of the wall. It is most likely part of a set that would include a matching striped sidewall. This type of ornament, which provided a very different look from a frieze, would be one of the few examples of its kind in the museum’s collection.

It is credited Gift of Theodore A. Gantz.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 237 x 49.5 cm (7 ft. 9 5/16 in. x 19 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in selvedge: "Birge - Made in U.S.A. 330".

Cite this object as

Frieze (USA), 1915; Manufactured by M.H. Birge & Sons Co. (United States); machine printed on paper; Overall: 237 x 49.5 cm (7 ft. 9 5/16 in. x 19 1/2 in.); Gift of Theodore A. Gantz; 2005-27-2

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