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2001.281.1193.7AB (RS198180)

Description

Handmade folder used to hold family documents. The folder or book cover is one of a group of twenty-one created by Olive Percival of Los Angeles, California. This cover's label, handwritten by Percival, indicates it held her great, great aunt Lydia Percival Freeman's "Cookery Book" from 1817. The cover is made from a piece of rose wallpaper roller-printed in red, three pinks, brown, two greens and blue on a ground of tan with white quatrefoil figures.

Details

Maker
Percival, Olive, Miss (Maker)
Date
1910-1920
Inscriptions
"Cookery Book of / Gt., Gt. Aunt Lydia - / 1817 - / Lydia Percival of Lenox - / Md. 1818 and went to the / frontier to live, near/ Buffalo, N. Y." (Written by Olive Percival)
Location of origin
Los Angeles, California, United States
Material
wallpapers
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Lenox (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Descriptive terms
Book cover
coverings and hangings for documents
floral patterns
folders (containers)
wallpapers
People and organizations
Freeman, Lydia Percival, 1773-1830
Percival, Olive, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
10 7/8 x 8 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1193.7AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
294181

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Roses
Quatrefoil
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Hanmade book cover
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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