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2001.281.355A-C (RS191111)

Description

Three wallpaper fragments from the Louisa May Alcott House in Concord, Massachusetts. Floral sprig and diamond pattern paper. Naturalistic floral sprigs are framed by thin lined diamonds with a background of pindot stripes. Roller-printed in white and dark gray on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Inscriptions
"29" (circled) (handwritten)
"Louisa May Alcott house / Upper bedroom / May's room. Put up by the girls themselves / Blue strip pasted at top / Some of wall has original drawerings" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original To Orchard House (Concord, Mass.).
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
diaper patterns
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
14 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.355A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284111

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
flower
baby's breath
sprig
diamond
pindot
stripe
Period/Style
Sprig
Diaper Pattern
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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