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Fragment of medallion wallpaper from McLellan House, Gorham, Maine. Foliate medallions composed of inner pinwheel of white leaf-like figures and an outer pinwheel of green stems with leaves. Small sprigs of stylized flowers, also in green, surround each medallion. Block-printed in white and green on ungrounded, salmon-colored paper. Wove paper, partial sheets. Fragment is affixed to paperboard.
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
"First paper used in / First brick house built in Maine / McLellan House in Gorham, Me (next to college)" (Handwritten)
20 1/2 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott