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Four fragments of striped wallpaper from Salem, Massachusetts. Criss-crossing vines with clover leaves stylized flowers alternate with chevron stripes. An abstract figure creates a third, narrow stripe dividing the two primary stripes. Block-printed in white on blue ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. Probably produced in Boston.
block printing (relief printing process)
"Salem Mass - / Under lathes + plaster" (handwritten)
"Elephant sheets" [arrow] (Arrow pointing toward seam of paper sheets.)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
19 x 19 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)