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2001.281.347A-C (RS183410)

Description

Three wallpaper fragments removed from a house on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The paper is striped with vines of varying design. Block-printed in black and white on light blue ground. Wove paper, partial sheets. Wallpaper is lined with newspaper dating December, 1800. Removed from a house being destroyed on the "Mid-Cape Road" (the Mid-Cape Highway or Route 6 stretches about 35 miles from Sandwich to Orleans).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1815
Inscriptions
"Backed with newpapers of 1790s / & 1800 / House being torn down on / Mid Cape Road." (Additional writing in ballpoint: "Mrs. Waterhouse")
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
newsprint
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
newsprint
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
26 x 6 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.347A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284018

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
vines
stripes
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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