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Reproduction Wallpaper

2001.281.818 (RS195302)

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Primer Tales" pattern by Thomas Strahan Company. Wallpaper has a series of round medallions formed by floral and foliage garlands. Each medallion contains a vignette in the style of a wood-block print. Vignettes depict figures in nineteenth-century dress who are engaged in a variety of activities, including children fishing, playing and reading. Round medallions are separated by diamond-shaped medallions formed by floral and foliage garlands. Roller-printed in browns, blues and pinks on a beige ground.

Details

Maker
Thomas Strahan Company (Manufacturer)
Date
1935-1950
Inscriptions
"Thomas Strahan Co. / Join Trim Made in U.S.A. / Match" and "8595 "Primer Tales" / Join Tirm / U.W.P.C of N.A. / Union MAde / "8595 "Primer" (Printed on left and right selvedge, respectively)
"SL-8595-C" (Stamped on back twice.)
"Charlotte Frost / 220 Main St. / Kingston / Justice 5-2805 / 49 / 3.70 single roll / E. J. [illegible] Fabric to match / 4.40 yd / Also available / green-yellow-green ground / pale yellow ground red-blue / white ground pink & green / white ground blue & green / All with / matching fabrics" (Handwritten on back.)
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
21 3/4 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.818
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291088

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
vignettes
children
Period/Style
Scenic
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Primer Tales
Pattern No.
8595
State
Repro
Theme
scenic
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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