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Wallpaper used as a book cover or document folder from Fryeburg, Maine. Wallpaper pattern of floral medallions on wheat background. Two floral sprays, one of poppies and the other of cornflowers, are vibrantly and naturalistically block-printed in shades of orange, blue, green, yellow and brown. The background pattern of wheat is block-printed in white and gray. The ground is pale green on handmade paper, partial sheets. The wallpaper is lined with an unbleached, laid paper with visible pulp fibers.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
"G. B. B. / J. S. B." (Very small script.)
"From home of / Mrs. Kenneth Stedman / Fryebert, Maine / Given me by Alice Badger" (Last line written in ballpoint pen.)
"From / Old house in / Fryebert, Me / Paper still on the wall in 1965" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
18 1/4 x 26 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1956.M25
Title Bandbox Accession Number 2001.281.8AB
book cover or document folder