Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1853-1870

GUSN

GUSN-286374

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
Wallpaper

Inscription

"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)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

15 1/2 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.474AB

Date

1853-1870 (Date of 1853 noted on verso.)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

gilt figure