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2001.281.1078 (RS198117)

Description

Rolled wallpaper sample from the "old paper shop of Mr. Childs" in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gold-colored ground with bronze flecks, no pattern. Paper is rolled on a cardboard tube. Carved wooden rod attached to paper's end.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1900
Inscriptions
"Plain Gold / no design / From old paper shop / of Mr. Childs - Cambridge / before 1850 or circa" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"is made 9 ft. wide / we have 19 yards that width in stock" (Retailer's personal note)
"M. D. 103 / 59 sq yards = 14 Rolls" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original To Childs Paper Shop (Cambridge, MA).
Material
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
29 3/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1078
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292153

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Period/Style
Plain Papers
Form
Display Sample
Pattern No.
103
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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