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2001.281.1193.19 (RS198184)

Description

Handmade folder used to hold family documents. The folder is one of a group of twenty-two created by Olive Percival of Los Angeles, California. The folder's label, handwritten by Percival, indicates it held the 1855 "Autograph Album of Cousin Ruth" of Hartford, Connecticut. The folder is made of tri-folded white decorative paper block-printed in pink with squares containing a stylized flower in a diamond on a background of crosshatching. Five hand-cut paper flowers of varying sizes are glued to the front of the folder. Three of the flowers bear handwriting describing the contents of the folder.

Details

Maker
Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945 (Maker)
Date
1910-1930
Inscriptions
"The Autograph / Album / of / Cousin Ruth / Jany. / 1st- / 1855 - / Hartford" (Written by Olive Percival)
Location of origin
Los Angeles, California, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Places
Hartford (Hartford county, Connecticut)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Descriptive terms
coverings and hangings for documents
floral patterns
Folder, File
folders (containers)
geometric patterns
paper (fiber product)
People and organizations
Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
8 3/4 x 6 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1193.19
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293791

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