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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).
block printing (relief printing process)
"Backed with newpapers of 1790s / & 1800 / House being torn down on / Mid Cape Road." (Additional writing in ballpoint: "Mrs. Waterhouse")
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
26 x 6 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott