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2001.281.1193.2 (RS198183)

Description

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 was made to hold the "Commonplace Book" of her great, great aunt Lydia Percival Freeman. The folder's label notes that Lydia Percival was born in 1773 in Sandwich, Massachusetts, was married in Lenox, Massachusetts and died in 1820 in Ogden, New York. The folder is covered with wallpaper roller-printed with a rose sprig medallion pattern in light gray, three greens, red, and two pinks on white ground and bound with brown fabric tape.

Details

Maker
Percival, Olive, Miss (Maker)
Date
1910-1920
Inscriptions
"The / Commonplace / Book of / Lydia Percival - / B. 1773 at Sandwich, Mass. / M. at Lenox - / D. 1830 at Ogden, New York" (Written by Olive Percival.)
"1917 - / Not Copied - " (Written by Olive Percival.)
Location of origin
Los Angeles, California, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
tapes (binding components)
wallpapers
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Places
Lenox (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Ogden Center (Monroe county, New York state)
Sandwich (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
coverings and hangings for documents
Folder, File
folders (containers)
folders (printed matter)
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
tapes (binding components)
wallpapers
People and organizations
Freeman, Lydia Percival, 1773-1830
Percival, Olive, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
13 3/8 x 16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1193.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
294176

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Rose Sprig
medallion
Period/Style
Floral Medallion
Form
Handmade file folder cover
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 10 1/2 (inches)

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