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2001.281.474AB (RS191209)

Description

Two fragments of wallpaper from Plymouth, Massachusetts. Pattern of repeating small figures emulating a gilt figure wallpaper. Roller-printed in green and metallic gold on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1853-1870
Date of 1853 noted on verso.
Inscriptions
"I am sending / this small sample of / the paper on the parlor / of my house which is / 100 years old. I cannot / tell when it was put / on but I remember that / it was there over / seventy years ago." (Excerpt from letter from Mrs. Grace Langford to Dorothy Waterhouse. Letter is not dated.)
"G21 [circled] / Paper hung in 1853 / Plymouth / G21 [on jelly jar sticker]" (handwritten)
"Plymouth / Mrs. Grace Longford / River St. / Plymouth, Mass" (handwritten)
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
15 1/2 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.474AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286374

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
gilt figure
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 3 1/8, print width 18 1/4 (inches)

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