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Crown Wallpaper shop Walpamur paint section


This is a black and white photograph of a Crown wallpaper shop around 1950. The photograph is of the Walpamur paint section in a shop, with rows of paint tins on shelves, paint brushes in a cabinet in the front, and examples of border wallpaper in the right corner. As the retail trade grew at the expense of the decorators' trade, shop fronts and displays became an important way of attracting custom.

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Black and white photograph.

height: 230mm
width: 320mm

Further Reading

de Joia, Roberta (ed). A Popular Art: British Wallpapers 1930-1960 (Exhibition Catalogue). London: Middlesex University Press, 1989.


photograph - Crown Wallpaper shop Walpamur paint section