The author acknowledges with gratitude the generous help of Antoinette King, Senior Paper Conservator, the Museum of Modern Art, who contributed to the section on paper restoration and preservation and who read and corrected the manuscript. A Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities with a matching grant from the Wallcoverings Council, Inc. supported, through a grant to the Smithsonian Institution, research which was basic to this article. Their generosity is greatly appreciated. With this report, as in past studies, the author's primary debt is to the staff, past and present, of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and to the remarkable Misses Hewitt who began the collections.
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