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Part 1: Wallpaper; Ephemera
Part 2: Wallpaper; Ephemera
Part 3: Wallpaper; Ephemera
Part 4: Wallpaper; Ephemera
Part 5: Wallpaper; Ephemera
Part 6: Wallpaper; Ephemera


A black and white photograph of a Crown Wallpapers shop around 1950. The photograph is of the front of the shop, showing the Walpamur paint section, with rows of paint tins on shelves. In the winow of the shop are some wallpaper samples. As the retail trade grew at the expense of the decorators' trade, shop fronts and displays became an important way of attracting custom.

Object Number


Black and white photograph.

height: 235mm
width: 320mm

Further Reading

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