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2001.281.1079 (RS198136)

Description

Wallpaper sample from the "old paper shop of Mr. Childs" in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gold-colored ground with black 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 / mid-19th cent -" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse)
"Boylston St. / Boston, Mass. / Wall Paper Dept." (stamped)
"M. D. 149 - 93 Sq Yards / 23 Rolls" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original To Childs Paper Shop (Cambridge, MA).
Material
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Components; Surface Elements
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Covering, Wall
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
29 3/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1079
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292157

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Period/Style
Plain Papers
Form
Display Sample
Pattern No.
149
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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