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Reproduction Wallpaper

2001.281.879 (RS197358)

Description

Partial roll of reproduction wallpaper in the "Penobscot" pattern (#156335) by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has an all-over geometric pattern with circular motifs formed by four elongated ovals and an abstracted four-petal flower. The center of each circle is filled with either an abstracted flower blossom or an "X" formed of small circles. Roller-printed in blue and green on a cream ground. Pattern is based on an English or Amrican block-printed wallpaper dating from 1800 to 1815 that was found in the Penobscot River region of Maine.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Penobscot / #156335 $6.00 per roll" (Handwritten in verso.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
geometric patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
23 3/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.879
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293131

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
ovals
circles
Stylized flowers
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Penobscot
Pattern No.
156335
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 3 (inches)

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