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2001.281.491AB (RS191195)

Description

Two fragments of diaper patterned wallpaper from the John Wing House in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Small-scale diamond pattern roller-printed in white and blue on ungrounded paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1865
Inscriptions
"John Wing house / Sandwich Mass / duplicate / Ricket Blue / 1840" (handwritten)
"Sandwich Mass / John Wing house" (handwritten)
"1825-1835 / Diamond Pattern / Paper itself is background color / over all repetitive pattern / rag pulp paper / John Wing Hse / oldest house in Sandwich Mass" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To John Wing House (Sandwich, MA).
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Sandwich (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
diaper patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
12 1/2 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.491AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286690
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.490 Relationship From same house.
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Title Wallpaper attached to wallboard Accession number 2001.281.1200AB

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
diamonds
stylized flowers
pin dots
Period/Style
Diaper Pattern
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 2 3/16, print width 18 3/8 (inches)

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