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Two fragments of striped wallpaper from the Nye Homestead in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Undulating vine with leaves and berries alternates with geometric diamond stripe. Block-printed in white on gray ground. Wove paper, partial sheet. Reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings as "Nye Homestead" in the 1960s.
block printing (relief printing process)
"Under lathe + plaster" (handwritten)
"Nye / Homestead / Sandwich, Mass" (handwritten)
"Upstairs / First layer / Nye house / Sandwich"
"First paper on pine boards / Nye house / Sandwich" (handwritten)
Original To Nye Homestead, 2nd Floor Room
Title Reproduction Wallpapers Accession Number 2001.281.759.1-.7
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1923.313
18 1/2 x 11 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Sandwich (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Probably United States