Wallpaper Sample Book

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1950-1960

GUSN

GUSN-288509

Description

Wallpaper sample book or trade catalog titled "The Waterhouse Collection by Dorothy Waterhouse for The Warner Company, Chicago." Catalog is bound with heavy basteboard covers printed with "Cameo Motif" pattern. Catalog contains samples of 27 wallpaper patterns in multiple colorways and related fabrics. Patterns are based on ones from the collection of Dorothy Waterhouse and were re-created by designer Binnie B. Wilson. Patterns included are: Acanthus, Acton Floral, Augustine Heard, Bayside, Brocade, Calico Stripe, Cameo Print, Eastham Daisy, Fantasy, Freeman Print, Freetown, Grape Ivy, James P. Upham, Mary Wade, Massachusetts, Old Brick House, Ornamental Rose, Polite Parlor, Provincetown Geometric, Queen Anne, Robert Fulton, Royal Damask, Springtime, Sudbury, Toll Gate, Wellfleet, and Wilton Toile,

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"The / Waterhouse Collection / by Dorothy Waterhouse / for / The Warenr Company / Chicago" (Printed on front cover.)
"The Warner Company of Chicago / Presents / The Waterhosue Collection . . ." (An essay is printed inside front cover describing the origins of the collection.)

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Maker

Warner Company (Manufacturer)
Wilson, Binnie B. (Designer)

Location of Origin

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Object Type

Advertising Medium

Dimensions

20 1/4 x 20 x 1 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.710

Places

Chicago (Cook county, Illinois)