Bandbox paper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-288333

Description

Unused length of bandbox paper. The paper is printed with a scene of men working around a horse drawn wagon in a landscape with trees and brush. Three dogs accompany the men. The paper is block-printed in pink, dark pink, white and green varnish on cobalt blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
bandboxes (containers)
Bandbox

Inscription

"G55 / Hatbox paper - / Hatbox paper / found in attic in Providence, R. I. / Hatbox paper / Providence, R. I." (All text in pencil, except last two lines in ballpoint pen. )

Related Items

Title Bandbox Accession Number 2001.281.2AB

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

13 1/4 x 37 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.116E

Places

Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)
United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Varnished

Form

unused

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Bandbox Paper

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Landscape
Carriage
Horses
Dogs
men