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2001.281.970A-C (RS195179)

Description

Three fragments of floral wallpaper from Cotuit, Massachusetts. The largest fragment [A] is affixed to the back of a cardboard promotional calendar for "The National Shawmut Bank" dated 1956. The wallpaper has an all-over design of stylized flowers and foliage in imitation of a tapestry or other textile. Roller-printed in pale yellow and dark olive on olive ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1880
Inscriptions
"Floral Tapestry" (handwritten)
"G28" [circled] / Cotuit" (handwritten)
"Robinson / Shaw?" (Person wallpaper was acquired from.)
"The National / Shawmut Bank / [image of cigar indian] / 1956 / [calendar] / Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation / Forbes-Boston / Printed in U.S.A. " (Bank poster)
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Alvin C. Burlingame House (Cotuit, MA).
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Cotuit (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
20 1/4 x 14 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.970A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291004
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized Flowers
Vines
Foliage
Period/Style
Floral
Imitation textile
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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