Window Shade Paper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-284532

Description

Large oval cut from a paper window shade and applied, probably to a fire screen, as a decorative element. Probable fourth paper of approximately six from one location in Hanson, Massachusetts. Paper block-printed with large rosebush with orange, white and blue roses growing from a blue pot on a light blue ground. The back of the paper also printed with light blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
shades (coverings)
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Mrs. Francis Hunt / 324 Winter St. Hanson" (written on scrap of newsprint)

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Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.401.3A-C
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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

34 1/2 x 16 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.401.5AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Freize

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Roses
thorns
bush
flower pot