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2001.281.514AB (RS192725)

Description

Scenic wallpaper fragments from Winchendon, Massacusetts. Scenery and masonry square pattern with three scenery figures, each in a separate column, alternating with masonry squares. The scenes depict a cottage by a lake with a boat, a stone bridge over a waterway with swans, and a castle above a waterway with a boat. Rosette figures decorate the centers and corners of each masonry square and are incorporated into a small stylized vine that frames each square. Roller-printed in beige, brown, maroon, two greens, white, and light blue on tan ground. Marked York Wall in selvedge.

Details

Maker
York Wall Paper Company (Manufacturer)
Date
1900
Inscriptions
"From old Capt. Chris Alger Farm / Winchendon / Sent me by Mrs. Emma V. Dow / Box 488. Gardner, Mass / (Rutland) / See letter in file" (handwritten)
"Mrs. Emma V. Dow / Gardner Mass / Box 488 / Send because of Yankee article" (handwritten)
Location of origin
York, Pennsylvania, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
25 1/2 x 19 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.514AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286937

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
masonry
pin dots
pastoral landscapes
rosettes
vines
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Masonry
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 12 1/4, print width 17 3/4 (inches)

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