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2001.281.981 (RS196374)

Description

Fragment of unused, rolled wallpaper from Lexington, Massachusetts. Pattern of narrow green stripes with stylized black floral sprigs alternating with vertical stripes of small beads also printed in green and black. Roller-printed in green and black on green ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1910
Inscriptions
"Her grandfather was early clock maker in Newburyport - / French Beautiful expensive gold leaf papers - / Given me by Miss Anna Muzzey / 14 Glen Road / Lexington 73 - Mass--- / Her father in 1840's (?) heard that beautiful w. p. were ? arriving on a ship in Boston - from France - + he bought / the entire lot. He was a merchant in Boston - / The elaborate corner borders are from Miss Muzzey" (Last line written later in felt tip pen.)
Location of origin
United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Muzzey, Anna, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 x 21 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.981
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291270

Wallpaper Details

Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 1 1/2, repeat width 1 3/4, print width 20 3/4 (inches)

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