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2001.281.1193.8 (RS198165)

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 held her great, great aunt Lydia Percival Freeman's diary of 1815-1824. The folder is made from a green and blue decorative paper with pattern of small medallions framing floral sprigs. A piece of wallpaper with iridescent stripes of liquid mica on white ground lines the interior of the folder. Percival notes the striped paper was from her room in 1910. A sticker with an image of a bonsai tree in a pot and the initials O. P. is affixed to the inside of the folder.

Details

Maker
Percival, Olive, Miss
Date
1910-1920
Inscriptions
"Diary of / Gt.- Gt.- Aunt Lydia / c. 1815-1824 / Lydia Percival / B. Sandwich, Mass, 1773 / M. Cousin Benj. Freeman / of Ogden, N. Y. 1818 / D. Ogden, 9 Aug., 1830 - " (Written by Olive Percival.)
"THIS PAPER / FROM MY ROOM / 1910 -" (Written by Olive Percival.)
Location of origin
Los Angeles, California, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
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)
Descriptive terms
coverings and hangings for documents
floral patterns
Folder, File
folders (containers)
paper (fiber product)
stripes
wallpapers
People and organizations
Freeman, Lydia Percival, 1773-1830
Percival, Olive, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
11 1/8 x 8 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1193.8
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
294182

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Iridescent stripes
Liquid Mica
Period/Style
Stripe
Form
Handmade folder
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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