Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1930-1940

GUSN

GUSN-285865

Description

Fragment of reproduction scenery figure wallpaper. Medallion figures frame two pastoral scenes. The first scene is oval and depicts a male traveler resting against a tree trunk, a woman carrying a child on her back stands nearby. The second scene is smaller and rectangular. It depicts two seated people with a house in the background. The medallion elements, roller-printed in two shades of cream, are adorned with festoons of flowers and flanked on the left by a narrow stripe of the same color and style. The right side of paper has been torn away. The flowers and scenes are roller-printed in red, cream, two blues, blue-green, two greens, black, two pinks and two browns on beige ground. Manufactured by Birge in the U.S. Pattern number 3840.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
medallions (ornament areas)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Rudy Fogel" (handwritten)
"Dorothy Smith" (?) (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Birge (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

29 1/2 x 14 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.458

Places

United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.457
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1162

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Beige

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

medallion
stripe
pastoral
landscape
figures
flowers

Period/Style

Scenery Figure