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Wallpaper fragment from the Sumner Taylor House, Ashby, Massachusetts. Diaper pattern paper block-printed in three browns and white on ochre satin ground. Dorothy Waterhouse refered to this as the "Longfellow" pattern because of its use in the Longfellow House, Portland, Maine. The pattern was also used in the Nelson Room at the Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House, Gloucester, Massachussets.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"483" (pattern number?)
"From / Miss Allison / Fitchburg, Mass- / Second paper in Sumner Taylor/house, Ashby - Covered the block / print paper which was first paper - / This is the "Longfellow" pattern, same as / in Longfellow house, Portland, Me - / Circa 1840" (written on scrap paper)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Original To Sumner Taylor House,
11 1/8 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Ashby (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Fitchburg (Worcester county, Massachusetts)