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Handmade envelope

2001.281.1193.22 (RS198146)

Description

Handmade envelope. One of a group of twenty-two enclosures created by Olive Percival of Los Angeles, California to house family documents. The envelope, which is open at the top, is made of white paper stamped or printed with an asymmetrical pattern of small blue flowers. On one side of the envelop is a black, circular handmade stamp with stylized lettering spelling "Percival." The envelope is labeled "The Ancestral Background - (English - Colonial)" in Percival's handwriting.

Details

Maker
Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945 (Maker)
Date
1910-1930
Inscriptions
"The / Ancestral Background - / (English - Colonial) -" (Written by Olive Percival)
Location of origin
Los Angeles, California, United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
stamping (marking)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Places
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
coverings and hangings for documents
Envelope
envelopes
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
stamping (marking)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
7 3/8 x 7 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1193.22
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293802

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