Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-288737

Description

Three fragments of wallpaper from an house in Squantum, Maine. Pattern of colorful birds in leafy branches over a diamond pattern. Additional leafy branches in shadow in the background. Block-printed in blue, orange, yellow, brown, gray, four greens and black on light blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
diaper patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"(See photos) / From old house in Maine / (From Mrs. Orint of Squantum) / Paper was hidden behind lathe + plaster where a fire place had been built" (handwritten)
"Extra pieces / From old house in Maine / belonging to B. Orint - Squantum" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

16 x 9 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.609A-C

Places

Probably France

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.946

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

birds
diamonds
foliage