Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1885-1895

GUSN

GUSN-285750

Description

Floral stripe wallpaper fragment from Newburyport, Massachusetts. Stripe of large flowers of differing varieties overflow from a small basket is separated by narrower stripes of alternating yellow and red flowers over a ribbon of stripes and dots. Roller-printed in two reds, two greens, pale blue, yellow, ochre and black on a mustard ground. Uppermost layer of two unseparated layers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Pleasant St / Newburyport / Mass" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

21 x 10 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.449.2

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
basket
stripes
dots
scroll

Period/Style

Floral Stripe