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2001.281.528 (RS192597)

Description

Fragment of Art Nouveau floral wallpaper from Farmington, New Hampshire. Stylized rose vines and flowers form a trellis and medallion pattern. Roller-printed in two reds, pink, two greens and black on red ground. "The Grenfell / 986 / 9" printed in the selvedge. Manufactured by Becker, Smith & Page of Philadelphia.

Details

Maker
Becker, Smith & Page (Manufacturer)
Date
1905-1915
Inscriptions
"Ans. June 16." (Note documenting that letter was answered on June 26, 1975.)
"A. & M. Paint and Wallpaper Corp. / Paints . Wallpapers . Paint Supplies / 48 Market Street / Portsmouth, N. H. / GEneva 6-5366"
(Printed letterhead of letter dated May 7, 1975)
"May 7, 1975 / Dear Mrs. Waterhouse, / This sample of wallpaper was found in an old house in Farmington, / N. H. by a customer of ours. Since I attended your lecture at / Strawbery Banke this past summer, I thought possibly that this might / be of interest to you and that you might be able to tell us if this / is an old wallpaper or if it might have any historical value. / Looking forward to hearing from you soon. / Sincerely yours, / Nancy Alexander [handwritten signature] / Nancy Alexander, V. Pres." (typed)
"B. S. P. [logo] / 986 / 9 / THE GRENFELL" (Becker, Smith and Page Inc. logo / pattern number / pattern name)
"From old house in / Farmington, N. H. / Sent me by Nancy Alexander V. Pres. / A. + M. Paint + Wallpaper Corp - / 48 Market St / Portsmouth, N. H --- " (Handwritten)
"PERMA[?]" (Faintly stamped, only partially legible.)
Location of origin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Philadelphia (Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania)
Descriptive terms
Art Nouveau
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
24 5/8 x 15 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.528
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287246

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Roses
trellis
medallion
Period/Style
Art Nouveau
Form
unused
Pattern Name
The Grenfell
Pattern No.
986
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 18 1/2 (inches)

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