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Three fragments of sprig wallpaper from the General Sylvanus Thayer birthplace in Braintree, Massachusetts. Small sprig pattern with palmette figures block-printed in blue, black, white and pink on orange ground. Wove paper in partial sheets.
block printing (relief printing process)
"First paper hung in / the front hall of the / Gen. Sylvanus Thayer house / in Braintree. It is / made in elephant sheets. / Sylvanus's mother hung / this paper in his honor / when he graduated from / West Point. He later / became the head of / West Point - He was / born in the house built about / 1749 - " (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Original To General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace, Front Hall
11 1/2 x 13 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Braintree (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.335A-C
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.336
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.337AB
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.826