Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1900

GUSN

GUSN-286937

Description

Scenic wallpaper fragments from Winchendon, Massacusetts. Scenery and masonry square pattern with three scenery figures, each in a separate column, alternating with masonry squares. The scenes depict a cottage by a lake with a boat, a stone bridge over a waterway with swans, and a castle above a waterway with a boat. Rosette figures decorate the centers and corners of each masonry square and are incorporated into a small stylized vine that frames each square. Roller-printed in beige, brown, maroon, two greens, white, and light blue on tan ground. Marked York Wall in selvedge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From old Capt. Chris Alger Farm / Winchendon / Sent me by Mrs. Emma V. Dow / Box 488. Gardner, Mass / (Rutland) / See letter in file" (handwritten)
"Mrs. Emma V. Dow / Gardner Mass / Box 488 / Send because of Yankee article" (handwritten)

Maker

York Wall Paper Company (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

York, Pennsylvania, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

25 1/2 x 19 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.514AB

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Beige

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

masonry
pin dots
pastoral landscapes
rosettes
vines

Period/Style

Scenery Figure
Masonry