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Fragment of Art Nouveau floral wallpaper from Farmington, New Hampshire. Stylized rose vines and flowers form a trellis and medallion pattern. Roller-printed in two reds, pink, two greens and black on red ground. "The Grenfell / 986 / 9" printed in the selvedge. Manufactured by Becker, Smith & Page of Philadelphia.
paper (fiber product)
"Ans. June 16." (Note documenting that letter was answered on June 26, 1975.)
"A. & M. Paint and Wallpaper Corp. / Paints . Wallpapers . Paint Supplies / 48 Market Street / Portsmouth, N. H. / GEneva 6-5366"
(Printed letterhead of letter dated May 7, 1975)
"May 7, 1975 / Dear Mrs. Waterhouse, / This sample of wallpaper was found in an old house in Farmington, / N. H. by a customer of ours. Since I attended your lecture at / Strawbery Banke this past summer, I thought possibly that this might / be of interest to you and that you might be able to tell us if this / is an old wallpaper or if it might have any historical value. / Looking forward to hearing from you soon. / Sincerely yours, / Nancy Alexander [handwritten signature] / Nancy Alexander, V. Pres." (typed)
"B. S. P. [logo] / 986 / 9 / THE GRENFELL" (Becker, Smith and Page Inc. logo / pattern number / pattern name)
"From old house in / Farmington, N. H. / Sent me by Nancy Alexander V. Pres. / A. + M. Paint + Wallpaper Corp - / 48 Market St / Portsmouth, N. H --- " (Handwritten)
"PERMA[?]" (Faintly stamped, only partially legible.)
Becker, Smith & Page (Manufacturer)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
24 5/8 x 15 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Philadelphia (Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania)