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2001.281.1069 (RS196357)

Description

Fragment of unused floral wallpaper. Sprigs of a variety of different flowers, including tulips, pansies, and hydrangea, are roller-printed in a muted palette of pink, gray, cream, white and yellow to form all-over floral pattern. The paper is embossed with vertical ribbed texture and printed with gray liquid mica ground. The American Wall Paper Manufacturers Association logo and pattern number 591 are printed in the selvedge.

Details

Maker
American Wall Paper Manufacturers Association (1880-1887) (Manufacturer)
Date
1880-1887
Inscriptions
"A. W. P. M. A [scroll logo] / 591 / 2" (printed)
"Clara J. Hallett" (handwritten)
"Victorian - mid 19th century / etc. / many from Salem, Cape Cod, Maine, etc - / I have checked them all + / they can be filed. Not that interesting" (handwritten)
"Almost all late / papers - Victorian, etc / I have checked them / + must press them + put / together in a folder of / later papers"
Location of origin
United States
Material
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Hallett, Clara Jane
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
25 x 20 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1069
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292077

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Flowers
Sprigs
tulips
pansies
hydrangea
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
Pattern No.
591
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 12, print width 19 (inches)

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