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2001.281.957.1AB (RS195294)

Description

Two fragments of block-printed wallpaper from Centerville, Massachusetts. Pattern of small red and white floral rosettes alternating with smaller red floral sprigs. Probably ungrounded paper. The wallpaper was covered by pages of the Boston Cultivator farm journal dating from circa 1849-1850, see 2001.281.957.2a-d. The same wallpaper was also found in Bourne, Massachusetts, see 2001.281.956. The wallpaper pattern was reproduced as "Eagle Hill" by Waterhouse Wallhangings.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1820
Inscriptions
"Whelan home - Centerville" (Written on scap of "The Standard-Times" newspaper, New Bedford, Massachusetts, July 29, 1963)
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Whelan House.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Centerville (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
17 x 2 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.957.1AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290757
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.956 Relationship Same wallpaper from different location.
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.735.1-.6 Relationship Samples of the reproduction wallpaper "Eagle Hill"
Title Fragments of "The Boston Cultivator" farm journal Accession number 2001.281.957.2A-D

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Medallion
Rosette
Sprig
Period/Style
Sprig
Medallion
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 4 3/4, repeat width 4 3/4 (inches)

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