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Wallpaper fragment from the Hayes House, Barnstable, Massachusetts with floral stripe pattern. Small, stylized flowers with horizontal sprays of leaves repeat to form vertical stripes in alternating colors. Block-printed in yellow and pale red on blue ground. The yellow block print overlaps the pale red in several areas. Paper is handmade, partial sheets. It is backed with a plain paper and a partial sheet of printed paper. Several small fragments of a second wallpaper, printed with an orange floral patternon blue ground, are affixed on top and behind this paper. A large fragment of the second wallpaper was also collected, see 2001.281.108.
block printing (relief printing process)
"Home of Norman Hayes - Barnstable / built 1790" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Original To Hayes House,
17 x 21 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Barnstable (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.108