Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1841-1842

GUSN

GUSN-283322

Description

Square or rectangular bandbox fragment with exterior decorated with printed paper and interior lined with "Musical Visitor" periodical from 1841. Exterior paper has a diamond and circle diaper pattern block-printed in green with abstract cross element printed in each diamond and an abstract flower or star element printed in red in each cirlce. Paper appears to be ungrounded and covered with a layer of varnish.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"MUSICAL VISITOR./ DEVOTED TO VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC./PLEASE CIRCULATE. / PRICE FOUR CENTS. / PUBLISHED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF GENTLEMAN. / A SEMI-MONTHLY PERIODICAL. $1 PER YEAR, IN ADVANCE./ BOSTON, MARCH 31, 1841." (Title and heading text from paper lining verso side of object.)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

9 5/8 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.243

Date

1841-1842 (1835-1841 - Date of wallpaper. \n 1841-1842 - Date of box.)

Places

Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

pasteboard box fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

crosses
star
circles
diamonds
diaper

Period/Style

Diaper Pattern