Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1865

GUSN

GUSN-271085

Description

Pasteboard bandbox with lid. Box [A] and lid [B] covered with a roller-printed floral wallpaper with criss-crossing grapevines, ivy and large flowers on tan ground. Lid rim is covered with a white, block-printed floral pattern wallpaper with polished ground, circa 1850. Lid interior lined with newspaper advertisement.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Bandbox

Inscription

"Moltups banner" (Additional text illegible, crossed out. Moltups?)
"Lieut. F.P.H. Rogers / 16th Regt. Massachusetts volunteer / Camp Hamilton / Old Point Comfort / Va" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8 3/4 x 10 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.19AB

Date

1860-1865 (Lid rim wallpaper circa 1850.)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Ground Color

Tan

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral
Grape Vine
Ivy
Tulip