By Janet Dodrill
The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum of the Smithsonian Institution features a collection of Schmitz-Horning Company wallpaper.
Schmitz-Horning Co., a Cleveland wallpaper and mural manufacturing firm, was in business from 1905 to 1964. Cooper Hewitt was gifted 111 wallpaper rolls in a variety of patterns by the Wallpaper Council, Inc. of New York City in 1960, and they spotlight specific papers in different areas of their site.
Here are some of Cooper Hewitt’s links that feature Schmitz-Horning wallpaper.
THE OUTSIDE COMES INSIDE, 2017
Learn about the 1913-1914 Schmitz-Horning Co. catalog in the Cooper Hewitt Design Library and features and qualities of the friezes, and about Smithsonian libraries’ Adopt-a-Book-Program, for books that need support for preservation treatment.
THE SCENIC HUDSON IN YOUR HOME, 2015
Featuring Scenic Hudson scenic wallpaper by Schmitz-Horning Co., 1930-1940.
DECORATIVE WALL MAP, 2015
Featuring a beautifully-illustration map section by artist Glenn M. Shaw for Schmitz-Horning Co.
WALL STORIES: CHILDREN’S WALLPAPERS AND BOOKS, 2007
A past museum exhibition that is now partially displayed online.
THE SCHMITZ-HORNING CO.
Explore Cooper Hewitt’s collection of Schmitz-Horning items.
It is wonderful to have this resource offered by the museum, preserving these fine papers to be appreciated and enjoyed by all.
Images from Cooperhewitt.org used under the Fair Use copyright act.