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Handmade paper banner

1972.112.2 (RS198427)

Description

Paper banner or wall hanging with religious motto from the "Worsted" church in Canterbury, New Hampshire. Attributed to Lizzie Monmouth (Elizabeth Harper Monmouth). The banner is oval in shape and made from pieces of decoupaged white paper backed with white fabric. The center of the banner is a large oval printed with a floral bouquet cut from a paper window shade. The shade is roller-printed in orange, white, black and red on olive ground. Foliate medallions, cut from wallpaper, encircle the floral bouquet. Larger foliate medallions surround the edge of the banner. The large and small medallions are roller-printed in brown, red and gold on olive ground and are varnished. Leaves and flowers cut from wallpaper are interspersed around lettering that reads "TRUST NO FUTURE HOWE'ER PLEASANT. LET THE DEAD PAST BURY ITS DEAD. ACT, ACT IN THE LIVING PRESENT HEART WITHIN AND GOD O'ER HEAD." Blue and black paper fringe is attached to the edge of the banner. A wire, covered with brown paper, is attached to the bottom of the banner.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Monmouth, Elizabeth Harper, d. 1880s (Artist)
Date
1870-1880
Inscriptions
"TRUST NO FUTURE HOWE'ER PLEASANT. LET THE DEAD PAST BURY ITS DEAD. ACT, ACT IN THE LIVING PRESENT HEART WITHIN AND GOD O'ER HEAD." (Black paint)
"From Worsted Church / Canterbury, N. H." (handwritten)
"From Upper room one side of little window"
Location of origin
Canterbury, New Hampshire, United States
Associated Building
Original To Worsted Church (Canterbury, N.H.).
Material
metal
paper (fiber product)
textile materials
wallpapers
Object type
Ceremonial Artifact
Places
Canterbury (Merrimack county, New Hampshire)
Descriptive terms
Banner
banners
collage (technique)
devotional pictures
metal
paper (fiber product)
textile materials
wallpapers
Dimensions
56 x 35 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1972.112.2
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
294253
Related Items
Title Handmade paper banner Accession number 1972.112.1 Relationship Matching banner. Same design, different motto.
Title Handmade paper banner Accession number 1972.112.3

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Paper Type
Machine Made

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