Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1900

GUSN

GUSN-286574

Description

Scenery figure wallpaper fragment from Salem, Massachusetts. Pastoral scene of children in wooded setting playing on a see-saw made from a stump and log. Block-printed in black, red, light tan, pale yellow, dusty pink, pale mauve and multiple shades of gray, brown, green, and blue on a light blue-gray ground. Fragment is two long pieces patched together.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Mary S. Humphrey" (handwritten)
"G53" (handwritten)
"See-Saw"
"Old French Wallpaper (late 18th Century) / found in the garret of a Salme wall-paper / dealer and used in the dining room of the / "Old Assembly House," Salem, when it / was bought by Mrs. John Bertram / (my "Aunt Mary Ann")." / Aruther D. Ropes [signature] (First line was covered over with a piece of tape.)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

30 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.482

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Pastoral
Landscape
children
woods

Period/Style

Scenery Figure