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Two fragments of striped wallpaper from Sandwich, Massachusetts. A seaweed figure stripe alternates with an abstract stripe in this pattern. Block-printed in white, red, green and tan on gray ground. Green color is used at the paper or pattern edges and tan color is used in the paper or pattern center, creating color, as well as pattern, striping.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"WATERHOUSE WALLINGINGS INC. / 400 BOYLSTON ST. BOSTON, MASS. / PATTERN NO. [SPACE] PRICE PER ROLL [SPACE] / FOR CUSTOM COLORS ADD $150 PER ROLL / MINIMUM CUSTOM ORDER 6 ROLLS" (Stamp used as owner identification. This paper is the original, not a reproduction for sale.)
"Early block" (Dorothy Waterhouse believed paper dated to 1820s.)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
9 1/4 x 13 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott