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2001.281.482 (RS192719)

Description

Scenery figure wallpaper fragment from Salem, Massachusetts. Pastoral scene of children in wooded setting playing on a see-saw made from a stump and log. Block-printed in black, red, light tan, pale yellow, dusty pink, pale mauve and multiple shades of gray, brown, green, and blue on a light blue-gray ground. Fragment is two long pieces patched together.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1900
Inscriptions
"Mary S. Humphrey" (handwritten)
"G53" (handwritten)
"See-Saw"
"Old French Wallpaper (late 18th Century) / found in the garret of a Salme wall-paper / dealer and used in the dining room of the / "Old Assembly House," Salem, when it / was bought by Mrs. John Bertram / (my "Aunt Mary Ann")." / Aruther D. Ropes [signature] (First line was covered over with a piece of tape.)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
30 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.482
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286574

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Pastoral
Landscape
children
woods
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 24, print width 21 (inches)

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