Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-285870

Description

Unused fragment of nursery wallpaper from Middleton, Massachusetts. Comic scenes based on nursery rhymes are presented in an assymetrical pattern of squares and circles in the Anglo-Japanese style. Branches of mountain holly, or catberry, poke out between the scenes from behind. Scenes include Tom the Pipers Son, Three Blind Mice, Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, Simple Simon and Little Jack Horner. Roller-printed in pale yellow, pale blue, peach, olive green, red and black on brown ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Anglo-Japanese
nursery rhymes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Alma's cousin" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

18 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.459

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Brown

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

comic figures
circles
squares
animals
mountain holly

Period/Style

Nursery
Anglo-Japanese