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Designed by:
Sheila Bridges, American, born 1964  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
L x W: 360 × 30 1/2 in. (914.4 × 77.5 cm)
Type:
wallpapers
Cultural Place:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2006
Description:
A sidewall designed by Sheila Bridges. The wallpaper is bright yellow with repeating black and white vignettes in the French toile style. The vignettes feature pastoral scenes of people engaged in a variety of leisure activities, all wearing 18th century clothing. The scenes include young men playing basketball, ladies at their toilette, a couple dancing to a boombox, a picnic scene with fried chicken and watermelon, a woman running with horses, and girls playing double dutch.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Design  Search this
Interior design  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sheila Bridges
Object number:
2018.72.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Sheila Bridges
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57e35e1d6-df44-4111-92e4-4cc55db51100
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.72.1