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Two wallpaper fragments from the Stephen Robbins House, Lexington, Massachusetts. Three-dimensional block or "step" pattern with chains. Block-printed in black and white on a blue ground.\n
block printing (relief printing process)
"Early block pattern / 3 dimensional / Have found 3 variations" (handwritten)
"1730 / Lexington Mass" (handwritten)
"From house of Stephen Robbins / built 1730 - Lexington Mass."
"From house / [illegible] built 1730 / The Robbins / Homestead / Lexington"
Original To Stephen Robbins House,
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.315AB
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1971.2
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1123
5 x 6 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott