Window Shade Paper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-284552

Description

Paper window shade applied, probably to a fire screen, as a decorative element. Uppermost layer and probably sixth paper of approximately six layers from one location in Hanson, Massachusetts. Landscape scene framed on sides and bottom with large scale scrollwork. Block-printed in white, green, black, brown and tan on light blue ground. Back of paper also printed light blue.

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 2001.281.401.1
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Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.401.3A-C
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.401.4
Title Window Shade used as Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.401.5AB
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.401.6A-C

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

22 x 20 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.401.7A-D

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Mount Vernon ?
House
Fort
figures
scrolls
tree
landscape scene

Period/Style

Scenery Figure