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Three wallpaper fragments with flocked floral vine and stripe pattern affixed to paperboard. Fragment (A) is labeled "Original" from the Whitney Hotel. Fragments (B) and (C) are labeled as reproductions made by Nancy McClelland. Fragment (A) has a flocked green vine with black and light green overprinting. From the vine grows flowers printed in yellow, brown, and orange with green flocked centers. A solid green flocked horizontal stripe with unflocked floral design is partially visible below the vine. Behind the flocked designs are vertical stripes in three different patterns printed in red, pink and white on light pink ground. Fragment (A) is block-printed on partial sheets. Fragments (B) and (C) are screen-printed in a red, pink and white stripe pattern and date from the mid-twentieth century.
block printing (relief printing process)
"Original" ("Original" and "Reproduction" written in ballpoint with arrows pointing to fragment (A) for original and (B) and (C) for "Reproduction". "Made by Nancy McClelland" added later in pencil.)
"Reproduction / made by Nancy McClelland" (handwritten)
"I found this in the / Whitney Hotel / It has been / Reprinted (by Nancy McClellan) / 1800 / Original" ("Whitney Hotel / Reprint (by Nancy McClellan) / 1800 / Original" written first in ballpoint pen. Rest of text overwritten afterward in pencil. "1800/Original" circled with arrow to indicate the original piece of wallpaper is believed to date to 1800 and was found at the Whitney Hotel.)
"59" (circled / may indicate Waterhouse catalog or index number assigned to sample)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
6 7/8 x 6 7/16 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
1820-1830 (Fragment (A))