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2001.281.744.1-.4 (RS194571)

Description

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.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"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.
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Braintree (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
34 1/4 x 18 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.744.1-.4
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289586
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
squares
dots
lozenges
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
General Thayer
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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