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Advertisement for Beaver Board, 1917.

Beaverboard (also beaver board) is a fiberboard building material, formed of wood fibre compressed into sheets. It was originally a trademark.[1] It has occasionally been used as a canvas by artists; most famously, the iconic painting American Gothic (1930) by Grant Wood is painted on a beaverboard panel.

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  1. ^ "beaverboard." The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 11 Apr. 2008.