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Wallpaper fragment from Massachusetts featuring a rose bouquet medallion alternating with a scene of an exotic bird on a branch with berries. Background pattern of rosettes and pin dots. Block-printed in pink, dark pink (or red), gray and white with light and dark green varnish on blue ground.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"Given me by Mrs. Herbert[?] Magoon[?] / Taunton[?] Mass RFD# 1[?]" (Text very faint and difficult to decipher)
"10/13/68 / Dear Mrs. Waterhouse / Enclosed is a sample of / the wall paper I spoke about. I / don't recall where it come from. / I rather like the colors in it / and I am wondering if you have / seen it before and know anything / of its origin. Would you mind letting / me know. Thanks a lot / Yours / Carter Whitcomb" (Written n Mr. Whitcomb's letterhead)
"(W5264 / width?)" (Written at the bottom of the letter from Mr. Whitcomb but in a different hand. )
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
20 x 19 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott