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Two fragments of wallpaper from Plymouth, Massachusetts. Pattern of repeating small figures emulating a gilt figure wallpaper. Roller-printed in green and metallic gold on gray ground.
paper (fiber product)
"I am sending / this small sample of / the paper on the parlor / of my house which is / 100 years old. I cannot / tell when it was put / on but I remember that / it was there over / seventy years ago." (Excerpt from letter from Mrs. Grace Langford to Dorothy Waterhouse. Letter is not dated.)
"G21 [circled] / Paper hung in 1853 / Plymouth / G21 [on jelly jar sticker]" (handwritten)
"Plymouth / Mrs. Grace Longford / River St. / Plymouth, Mass" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
15 1/2 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
1853-1870 (Date of 1853 noted on verso.)