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1976 advertisement. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
c. 1912. Photographer unknown, “[Model Wallpaper & Paint Company],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed April 12, 2014, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/106.
1955 advertisement. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Block used for printing. Photo courtesy: Joe Jacobsmeier

MODEL WALLPAPER & PAINT COMPANY. The company was founded in Dubuque in 1899 by Albert GIEGERICH and Ernst Wesselhoft. The company slogan was "House of Quality Since 1899."

The 1911-1912 through the 1993 Dubuque City Directory listed 950 Main.



Chronology '79, Telegraph Herald, p. 5