Wallpaper border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1900

GUSN

GUSN-288507

Description

Fragment of a pictorial wallpaper border from Hodgdon's Island, Boothbay, Maine. Greek figures in various poses against metallic gold background. Fragment does not include a full repeat. Roller-printed in black, two browns, green, blue, gray, nude, and metallic gold on mauve ground. Paper is machine-made, embossed with a pebbled texture. An end roll or lining paper is affixed to the right hand side of the fragment.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
borders (ornament areas)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"parlor" (See also correspondence between donor and Bernard Scott in object file dated 1985.)

Pattern No.

823

Associated Building

Original To Library

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.588.2AB

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

11 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.588.1

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Cinnamon

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Greek Revival
Figures
pictorial