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Who Done It ? A Mid-century Wallpaper Mystery

January 4, 2021

Good morning to one and all and welcome to the new improved 2021. We can but hope !

I want to start the new year with a wonderful test for someone’s memory. A reader from the USA got in touch last week to ask if the mural wallpaper she recently discovered in her 1950’s home, could have been the work of Bernice Myers from my last post.

After looking at the photos here that she sent me, I don’t think it is, largely because the rendering of the faces and feet are very different to those of Bernice’s work. But I agree that the style is similar and it was a popular trend in the 1950’s to draw in this way.

Which leaves us with a dilema, who’s work is it and also which company printed such wonderful murals onto wallpaper ? If anyone has anything similar in their home, knows who may have created this masterpiece or has any photos of similar wallpapers then please let us know. The good news is that, this will be her son’s room and he loves the mural, so it will be staying ! YAY !

Great news for a retro start to the new year. Happy January everyone 🙂

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Kate Martin permalink
    January 4, 2021 4:28 pm

    Is this photo from the UK or the states?

  2. Helen Foster permalink
    January 8, 2021 11:27 am

    What a beautiful mural! So cool that these careful owners are going to keep it – what a piece of history 🙂

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