Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-288374

Description

Fragment of landscape scenic wallpaper from Strafford, Vermont. Badly deteriorated pastoral scene with a stone bridge and building in the background. Scene is framed with airy scrollwork with small urns filled with fruit or flowers on either side. Block-printed in green and dark green on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Paper hung in home of/ Justin Morrell [Morrill] - his birthplace - / He was U. S. Senator / Stratford [Strafford], VT. / Mrs. Fred K McCreary / 4 Coolidge Hill Rd. Cambridge" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

30 1/2 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.581

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Pastoral
Landscape
urn
scrolls

Period/Style

Scenery Figure