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2001.281.1193.13 (RS198123)

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 1832-1834 "Farming Memoranda" of her great-grandfather Elisha Percival, Jr. (1781-1867) of Lenox, Massachusetts. The folder is made from a piece of wallpaper backed with a piece of thin cardboard. The wallpaper is roller-printed with stylized fruit trees and peacocks in the English Arts and Crafts style of designers Arthur Silver and C.F.A. Voysey. Roller-printed in green, yellow, red and blue on ungrounded paper.

Details

Maker
Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945 (Maker)
Possibly Silver Studio (Manufacturer)
Date
1910-1930
Inscriptions
"Farming Memoranda / E. G. Jr. / 1832 1834" (Written by Olive Percival.)
"Farming Memoranda / 1832-1834 / Great-Grandfather / Elisha Percival, Jr - (1781-1867) / Lenox - / Massachusetts" (Written by Olive Percival.)
Location of origin
Los Angeles, California, United States; England
Material
cardboard
wallpapers
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Lenox (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Descriptive terms
Arts and Crafts (movement)
cardboard
coverings and hangings for documents
Folder, File
folders (containers)
wallpapers
People and organizations
Percival, Elisha, Mr., Jr., 1781-1867
Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
6 3/4 x 4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1193.13
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293729

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized trees
Orange Trees
Peacocks
Stylized flowers
Period/Style
Arts and Crafts
Form
Handmade document folder
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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