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Window Shade Paper

2001.281.401.7A-D (RS191640)

Description

Paper window shade applied, probably to a fire screen, as a decorative element. Uppermost layer and probably sixth paper of approximately six layers from one location in Hanson, Massachusetts. Landscape scene framed on sides and bottom with large scale scrollwork. Block-printed in white, green, black, brown and tan on light blue ground. Back of paper also printed light blue.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Francis Hunt / 324 Winter St. Hanson" (written on scrap of newsprint)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
shades (coverings)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
22 x 20 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.401.7A-D
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284552
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Title Window Shade used as Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.401.5AB
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.401.6A-C

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Mount Vernon ?
House
Fort
figures
scrolls
tree
landscape scene
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made

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