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One long wallpaper fragment, now in two parts, of a floral vine and stripe pattern from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The paper is block-printed in black, green and pink on white ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. Fragment (A) retains a deteriorated fragment of the paper's floral border block-printed in blue, pink, red, white and green varnish on ungrounded paper. The wallpaper may be original to the Walsh House (circa 1796) now part of Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"Strawbery Banke / Walsh House?" (Written on back of large envelop addressed to Waterhouse Wallhangings, 38 Wareham Street, Boston. No return address. Bulk rage postage.)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
80 x 3 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Possibly Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.564
Title Drawing of a wallpaper pattern Accession Number 2001.281.565.2