Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-284111

Description

Three wallpaper fragments from the Louisa May Alcott House in Concord, Massachusetts. Floral sprig and diamond pattern paper. Naturalistic floral sprigs are framed by thin lined diamonds with a background of pindot stripes. Roller-printed in white and dark gray on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
diaper patterns
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"29" (circled) (handwritten)
"Louisa May Alcott house / Upper bedroom / May's room. Put up by the girls themselves / Blue strip pasted at top / Some of wall has original drawerings" (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original To Orchard House (Concord, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

14 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.355A-C

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flower
baby's breath
sprig
diamond
pindot
stripe

Period/Style

Sprig
Diaper Pattern