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"Charles Dickens" Wallpaper

2001.281.381A-D (RS191651)

Description

Unused sanitary wallpaper fragments from Topsfield, Massachusetts. English made paper depicting scenes and characters from the stories of Charles Dickens. Engraved roller-print with oil colors on ungrounded paper.

Details

Maker
After Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 (Author)
Date
1924
Per registry number 705607 printed in selvedge.
Inscriptions
"Paper with Dickens characters / Circa 1870 / Given me by Mrs. Robt Hurly / Topsfield" (handwritten)
Material
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
England
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
sanitary papers (wallpaper)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
20 3/4 x 7 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.381A-D
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284366

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Engraved
Decor Motif
literary characters
literary places
Period/Style
Sanitary
Novelty
Nursery
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 20 1/2 (inches)

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