Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1920-1930

GUSN

GUSN-285957

Description

Wallpaper border fragment from Alexander House on Main Street in Northfield, Massachusetts. Novelty border depicting Native Americans sitting at a fire. Over the fire is a large pot on a tri-pod. The Native Americans wear headbands with feathers and loinclothes, one smokes a long pipe. The surrounding landscape includes a waterway, trees, a flying duck and oversized floral sprigs. Roller-printed in black, brown, blue, yellow, orange, red and green on off-white ground. Imprint of paper 2001.281.461.1 evident on verso.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From Old Brick / Alexander House on / Main St. Northfield Mass / torn down / about 1950 / F. C. Alexander" (Written by Fred C. Alexander.)
"From old / (Brick) Alexander / House / Main St / North" [partially cut off] (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.462.1

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

4 1/8 x 17 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.462.2

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Indians
headdress
loincloth
landscape
duck
sprigs

Period/Style

Novelty