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2001.281.1097 (RS196849)

Description

Partial roll of wallpaper from Gorham, Maine. All-over pattern of tropical plants, all foliate except for a pair of yellow orchids. Roller-printed in metallic copper, pale yellow, peach, light olive and five browns on ochre ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
"MADE FOR / HENRY P. IVES / SALEM, MASS" (stamped)
"Dining room / when house moved / Dining Room / Gorham, Me" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Gorham (Cumberland county, Maine)
Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
United States
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
19 1/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1097
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292825

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Tropical
Exotic
Leaves
Orchids
Period/Style
Foliate
Form
Unused
Pattern No.
2503
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 18 3/4, print width 18 1/2 (inches)

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