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2001.281.378 (RS191632)

Description

Unused nursery wallpaper from Exeter, New Hampshire. Scenes depicting proverbs, such as "don't cry over spilled milk" are framed by vines and flowering plants such as grapes and morning glory. Roller-printed in dark olive, ochre, pale yellow, mauve, blue, black and pink on olive ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1900
Inscriptions
"From Exeter, NH / Marie Robbins, Cambridge" (handwritten)
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
proverbs
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
25 1/2 x 18 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.378
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284357
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Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.379

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
proverbs
vines
flowers
cat
dog
rooster
man
woman
rat
bull
Period/Style
Nursery
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 18 1/2, print width 18 1/4 (inches)

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