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2001.281.335A-D (RS191081)

Description

Four fragments of wallpaper from the General Sylvanus Thayer birthplace in Braintree, Massachusetts. Simple repeating pattern of small circular flowers and squares. Block-printed in yellow and red on red ground. Reproduced by both Katzenbach & Warren and Waterhouse Wallhangings under the name "General Thayer."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1820
Inscriptions
"Gen Sylvanus Thayer / 1750 / Braintree" (Fragment (D))
"Found in Kitchen where / Gen. Thayer was born" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original To General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace, Kitchen.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
6 1/2 x 5 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.335A-D
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283968
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flower
square
dots
lozenge
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
Pattern Name
General Thayer
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 2 1/2 (inches)

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