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Wallpaper Sample Book

2001.281.700 (RS209861)

Description

Trade catalog or sample book titled "Silk Wallpapers Engraved by Walcrest." Catalog is a small fandeck with cardboard covers secured by a single metal brad. Catalog contains 25 samples of wallpapers depicting textured silk (all Pattern No. 688) in different colorways. Produced by Stamford Wall Paper Company, Inc. of Stamford, CT.

Details

Maker
Stamford Wall Paper Company, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1960-1970
Inscriptions
"Silk / Wallpapers / Engraved / by / Walcrest" "Engraved / Walcrest / Oil Color / Wallpapers" (printed)
"Walcrest Silk / Pattern No. 688 GW/ $3.60 per single roll" (Printed on reverse of first sample. Each sample bears a similar inscription)
"1773 - Gorham / 1780 - FreeTown & Hyannis / Moses Eaton 1808 / 1809 Manchester / Reveillon / Cietti / Chinese paper / Braintree 1759 / 1809 / Music Book - Billings 1782 / Clapp House. 1633 - 1806 / Barre 1790 / Peter / Harwood" (Handwritten on inside of back cover.)
"Walcrest Silk Wallpapaers / are a faithful reproduction of real silk. . . . " (Printed inside back cover. Paragraph provides general description of samples.)
Location of origin
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Material
metal
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Advertising Medium
Places
Stamford (Fairfield county, Connecticut)
Descriptive terms
Catalog, Trade
metal
paper (fiber product)
sample books
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
5 1/8 x 3 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.700
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288492

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