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2001.281.1193.14 (RS198125)

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 1860 diary of her great-aunt Abby Percival of Edgington, Illinois. The folder is made from a tri-folded piece of wallpaper backed with pieces of white paper and a small interior pocket of brown paper. The wallpaper is a William Morris design titled "Lily." The pattern consists of variety of individual flowering plants such as lilies, blue bells, marigolds on a background of willow branches. The paper is block-printed in three greens, orange, blue and white on white ground.

Details

Maker
Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945 (Maker)
Morris, William (Designer)
William Morris & Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1910-1930
Inscriptions
"Diary of / Great-Aunt Abby / then in Edgington, Illinois / 1 January - 28 March / 1860 - / (She was then 45 years old)" (Written by Olive Percival.)
Location of origin
Los Angeles, California, United States; England
Material
paper (fiber product)
wallpaper brushes
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Places
Edgington (Rock Island county, Illinois)
England
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Descriptive terms
Arts and Crafts (movement)
coverings and hangings for documents
floral patterns
Folder, File
folders (containers)
paper (fiber product)
wallpaper brushes
People and organizations
Percival, Abigail, 1814-1895
Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
6 1/2 x 4 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1193.14
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293758
Reference Notes
William Morris Wallpaper "Lily"

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Flowering Plants
Lily
Blue bells
Marigolds
Willow branches
Period/Style
Arts and Crafts
Floral
Form
Handmade document folder
Pattern Name
Lily
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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