Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1900-1910

GUSN

GUSN-288523

Description

Unused wallpaper fragment with scenic pattern from Gorham, Maine. Repeating vignette of trees framed by foliate scrolls, c-scrolls and floral sprays and festoons on a background printed to resemble grass matting or woven silk. The vignettes and framing scrollwork are roller-printed in metallic gold, metallic copper, brown, white, light blue, and three greens on top of the faux grass mat background. The background is printed in white pin dots and brown on tan ground. See Inscriptions.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Gledhill Wall Paper Company, New York. N.Y. / 112 / G. W. P. Co. [in lozenge-shaped box]" (printed)
"Gorham Me -- / Mosher" (handwritten)

Pattern No.

112

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Gledhill Wallpaper Company (1880-1920) (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

40 3/4 x 19 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.591

Places

New York City (New York state)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Tan

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Trees
Vignettes
Foliate scrolls
C-Scrolls
Sprays
Floral Festoons

Period/Style

Scenery Figure