Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1815

GUSN

GUSN-284018

Description

Three wallpaper fragments removed from a house on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The paper is striped with vines of varying design. Block-printed in black and white on light blue ground. Wove paper, partial sheets. Wallpaper is lined with newspaper dating December, 1800. Removed from a house being destroyed on the "Mid-Cape Road" (the Mid-Cape Highway or Route 6 stretches about 35 miles from Sandwich to Orleans).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
newsprint
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Backed with newpapers of 1790s / & 1800 / House being torn down on / Mid Cape Road." (Additional writing in ballpoint: "Mrs. Waterhouse")

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

26 x 6 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.347A-C

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

vines
stripes

Period/Style

Floral Stripe