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Wallpaper fragment from Wareham, Massachusetts. Striped paper block-printed in black and white on ochre ground. The primary stripe depicts a stylized, straight flower stem with open blooms divided by three sets of leaves. This figure is printed in the negative so that the block-printed black stripe forms the flower figure , which is colored by the unprinted ochre ground. Flanking the primary stripe are a narrow band of white block-printed, repeating flowers and fronds. Between the primary stripe are fields of narrow, repeating vertical stripes that consist of dotted single lines set with paired black petals and a single white "bloom" above. These stylized blooms and petals are set as staggered half-drops.This paper is the top layer of three, still affixed to lower layers. Probably from the Captain John Kendrick House.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Original To Captain John Kendrick House,
8 x 20 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Probably United States
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.520.1AB
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.520.2