Four unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Governor Badger" pattern. Wallpaper has a Neoclassical medallion pattern featuring foliate, flower and star elements. Two colorways are present: gold and brown on a beige ground (2001.281.748.1) and yellow and orange on a dark blue ground (2001.281.748.2, .3, and .4). Pattern was reproduced by both Katzenbach and Warren and Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Paper is based on a fragment from the Governor Badger House, Belmont, New Hampshire. Original paper was block printed from 1815-1830 and was either American or French.
Possibly Katzenbach and Warren (Manufacturer)
Possibly Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
"Governor Badger - Belmont, N.H. / Gov. gave $50 to hired man to drive to Portsmouth / to buy the paper. He returned without any paper / saying that the wind had blown away the money. So / the governor sent another one of his hired men who found paper / and returned with it. Hung [illegible] the downstairs & the upper & lower halls / The stairs were winding stairs & it was beautiful" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.748.1 by DOrothy Waterhouse.)
"113496 / 6--" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.748.2.)
"113496" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.748.3.)
- Location of origin
- United States
- Associated Building
- Associated With Governor William Badger House.
paper (fiber product)
- Object type
- Building Component
Belmont (Belknap county, New Hampshire)
- Descriptive terms
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
- People and organizations
Badger, William, 1779-1852
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
- 22 1/4 x 31 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Bernard Scott
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