Wallpaper Sample Book

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1960-1970

GUSN

GUSN-288492

Description

Trade catalog or sample book titled "Silk Wallpapers Engraved by Walcrest." Catalog is a small fandeck with cardboard covers secured by a single metal brad. Catalog contains 25 samples of wallpapers depicting textured silk (all Pattern No. 688) in different colorways. Produced by Stamford Wall Paper Company, Inc. of Stamford, CT.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sample books
wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metal
Catalog, Trade

Inscription

"Silk / Wallpapers / Engraved / by / Walcrest" "Engraved / Walcrest / Oil Color / Wallpapers" (printed)
"Walcrest Silk / Pattern No. 688 GW/ $3.60 per single roll" (Printed on reverse of first sample. Each sample bears a similar inscription)
"1773 - Gorham / 1780 - FreeTown & Hyannis / Moses Eaton 1808 / 1809 Manchester / Reveillon / Cietti / Chinese paper / Braintree 1759 / 1809 / Music Book - Billings 1782 / Clapp House. 1633 - 1806 / Barre 1790 / Peter / Harwood" (Handwritten on inside of back cover.)
"Walcrest Silk Wallpapaers / are a faithful reproduction of real silk. . . . " (Printed inside back cover. Paragraph provides general description of samples.)

Maker

Stamford Wall Paper Company, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Object Type

Advertising Medium

Dimensions

5 1/8 x 3 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.700

Places

Stamford (Fairfield county, Connecticut)