Four unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "General Thayer" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a simple repeating pattern of small circular flowers and squares. Wallpaper is a reproduction of an American block-printed paper dating from 1780-1810. Remnants of the paper were found on the original sheathing in the General Sylavnus Thayer house in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.744.1 -- Cream, red and dark green on a green ground (#117195); 2001.281.744.2 -- Black, cream and red on a red ground; and 2001.281.744.3 and .4 -- Metallic silver and metallic gold on a cream ground (#117447). \n Pattern was also produced by Katzenbach and Warren in the 1960s.
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "General Thayer" / Original printed on small sheets of hand made / paper, this design was found on the original / sheathing in the Gen. Sylvanus Thayer house of / South Braintree, Massachusetts.. / No. 117447 / $5.40 the single roll Vinyl finished / 19" Wide Trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packaged in double rolls" (Printed on back of 2001.281.744.4.)
"1174" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.744.3.)
"S. Braintree, Mass. / Birthplace of Sylvanus Thayer, who / was one of the founders of West Point / The paper was on the original sheathing around the / firepalace in the room (kitchen) where he wa born." (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.744.2)
"117195" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.744.1.)
- Location of origin
- Boston, Massachusetts, United States
- Associated Building
- Associated With General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace.
paper (fiber product)
- Object type
- Building Component
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Braintree (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
- Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
- People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
- 34 1/4 x 18 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Bernard Scott
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