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2001.281.1193.11 (RS198140)

Description

Handmade folder used to hold family documents. The folder is one of a group of twenty-one created by Olive Percival of Los Angeles, California. This folder's label, handwritten by Percival, indicates it held the school records of her great, great aunt Lydia Percival Freeman (1773-1830). The folder is made from a piece of floral wallpaper backed with brown paper embossed with a woven texture. The wallpaper is block-printed with a large pink tulip with yellow center and surrounded by smaller flowers block-printed in lavender, pink, two greens and white on white ground.

Details

Maker
Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945 (Maker)
Date
1910-1930
Inscriptions
"School Records Written by / Great- Great- Aunt / Lydiea Percival of Lenox / 1797-1799 / 1801 1806 1808 1814" (Written by Olive Percival)
Location of origin
Los Angeles, California, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Places
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Descriptive terms
coverings and hangings for documents
floral patterns
Folder, File
folders (containers)
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
7 7/8 x 4 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1193.11
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293727

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flowers
Tulip
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Handmade document folder
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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