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2001.281.1193.12 (RS198133)

Description

Small 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 diary of her great aunt Abby Percival from 1831-1833. The folder is made form a piece of cardboard covered with wallpaper and lined with blue paper. The wallpaper the wallpaper is cut to extend beyond the edge of the folder, forming a flap. The blue interior paper is cut and folded to form a pocket. The wallpaper has a diamond pattern with stylized flowers centered in each diamond. It is block-printed in yellow on white ground.

Details

Maker
Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945 (Maker)
Date
1910-1930
Inscriptions
"Diary of / Gt.- Aunt Abby Percival / Begun on New Year's Day / 1831 - / No more entries until / 6 October, 1833 - / She then was Nineteen" (Written by Olive Percival.)
Location of origin
Los Angeles, California, United States
Material
cardboard
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Places
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Descriptive terms
cardboard
coverings and hangings for documents
diaper patterns
Folder, File
folders (containers)
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
People and organizations
Percival, Abigail, 1814-1895
Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
6 x 4 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1193.12
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293728

Wallpaper Details

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

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