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Description

Wallpaper sample.

Details

Label
Label "Waiting for a Gallery" This fanciful wallpaper was found in a bedroom closet in the Tobias Lear House in Portsmouth, NH. In some areas the ground color has worn away to reveal that the pattern was printed on recycled paper-- proof sheets lift over from printing a book.
Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1790
Associated Building
Original To Tobias Lear House. Original To Tobias Lear House. Original To Wentworth-Gardner House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
handmade
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Components; Surface Elements
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Covering, Wall
handmade
paper (fiber product)
Transfer Printed
Unidentified Paper
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Accession Number
1992.184
Credit Line
Gift of the Tobias Lear House
GUSN
13082

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