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2001.281.748.1-.4 (RS194606)

Description

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.

Details

Maker
Possibly Katzenbach and Warren (Manufacturer)
Possibly Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1959-1980
Inscriptions
"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.
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Belmont (Belknap county, New Hampshire)
United States
Descriptive terms
medallions (ornament areas)
Neoclassical
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Badger, William, 1779-1852
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
22 1/4 x 31 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.748.1-.4
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289686
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
foliate
stylized flowers
stars
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Governor Badger
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 19, print width 18 (inches)

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