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2001.281.839.1-.2 (RS196888)

Description

Two partial rolls of reproduction wallpaper in the "Freeman Print" pattern designed by Binnie B. Wilson as part of the Waterhouse Collection for The Warner Company, Chicago. Wallpaper has an all-over floral pattern with densely packed flowering branches with leaves and berries. Pattern is based on a wallpaper found in the attic of the Joseph Smith House (also known as the Freeman House) in Eastham, MA. Two colorways are present: 2001.281.839.1 -- Brown, beige, two geens and red on a cream ground (#21441); and 2001.281.839.2 -- Brown, three greens and red on a cream ground.

Details

Maker
Wilson, Binnie B. (Designer)
Warner Company (Manufacturer)
Date
1950-1960
Inscriptions
"1739 / Run #2" (Stamped on verso of 2001.281.839.1.)
"3.45 per single" (Handwritten on verso of 2001.281.839.1 & 2001.281.839.2.)
"1741 / Run No. 2 / Straight Across Match Top / Made in U.S.A. / U.W.P.C.A of N.A. Union Made" (Stamped on back of 2001.281.839.2.)
Location of origin
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Associated Building
Joseph Smith House (Sandwich MA).
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois)
Eastham (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
20 1/2 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.839.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292902
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.706
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.710

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
stylized flowers
stylized foliage
berries
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Freeman Print
State
Repro
Theme
Floral
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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