Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1900

GUSN

GUSN-284358

Description

Unused nursery wallpaper from Grafton, Massachusetts. Scenes depicting proverbs, such as "don't cry over spilled milk" are framed by vines and flowering plants such as grapes and morning glory. Roller-printed in olive, green, pink, blue, gray, peach, ochre and black on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
proverbs
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Nursery paper / Grafton, MA" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

39 1/2 x 19 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.379

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.378

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

dog
cat
rooster
man
woman
bull
rat
flowers
vines

Period/Style

Nursery