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Wallpapered board

2001.281.1196AB (RS198203)

Description

Multiple layers of wallpaper attached to two fragments of wallboard from the Captain Trask house, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Fragment (A) is covered with six layers of wallpaper. The first layer, probably a floral stripe, is block-printed in red and white with an undetermined ground (circa 1810). The second layer, is a paper with gray stripes with white dots alternating with purple stripes with purple dots (1815-1820). The third layer, is a floral medallion pattern block-printed in pink, red, green and white on green ground (1820-1825). Layer four, is a floral pattern block-printed in white, orange, cream on orange ground (1825-1835). Layer five, is a medallion pattern block-printed in green and gray on gray ground (1830-1840). Layer six, is a paper printed with brown pin dots on polished cream ground (1840-1850). On fragment (B) only layers two and three are present.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1850
Inscriptions
"Manchester, Mass Hist. Society / 8 layers [uderlined] / Very [underlined] old house - Allowed me / to take board from / front room where I / found 8 layers / I reproduced layer with pink medallions" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse. )
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Captain Trask House.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Manchester (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
wallboard
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Manchester Historical Society
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
9 1/2 x 16 x 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1196AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293806
Related Items
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.865 Relationship Reproduction of layer three.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.413AB Relationship Paper from the same room of the Captain Trask House. Layers five and six.

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique
Block Printed
Form
Wall fragment
State
Original
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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