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The Froebel

Wm. Campbell Wall Paper Company1905

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Children's frieze with repeating group of seven school girls in green and red dresses, holding books, abaci and hoops, with a terrestrial globe. Across bottom a banderole with the Gothic-letter inscription in German: Arbeit macht das Leben Süss [Work Makes Life Sweet]. Printed in top selvedge: Wm. Campbell-Wall-Paper-Co., Antiseptic Pat'd 8-9-04". Printed in bottom selvedge: "The Froebel, E.J. Walenta, 496".

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  • Title: The Froebel
  • Creator: Wm. Campbell Wall Paper Company
  • Date Created: 1905
  • Inscribed: Printed in top selvedge: "Wm. Campbell Wall Paper Co., Antiseptic Pat'd. 8-9-04". Printed in bottom selvedge: "E.J. Walenta, The Froebel".
  • Dimensions: H x W x D: 122 x 49.4 cm (48 1/16 x 19 7/16 in.)
  • Type: Frieze
  • Rights: Gift of Paul F. Franco
  • Medium: Machine-printed on paper

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