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Fragment of a wide floral border from Westbrook, Maine with fragment of attached Anglo-Japanese sidewall (see 2001.281.611.2ab). Floral border featuring roses, sunflowers and acanthus leaves with upper and lower border of stylized overlapping leaves. Roller-printed in iridescent metallic copper, purple, orange, three browns, pale yellow on ochre ground. The paper is embossed with a weave texture.
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
"Herewith is some wall paper from an old house in Maine / (vintage 1700) which my family there acquired. Perhaps your / wallpaper friend might like it. If not just toss it away. / Whether it was original with the house I do not know but there / was nothing under it." (Excerpt from short letter written from Dorothy C. V. Pearson to Hazel Cheever dated November 15, 1966.)
"Dear Dorothy - / My friend Dorothy / C. V. Pearon of 5 Woodman Drive Bedford Mass 01730 / mailed me this wall paper. / I have enclosed the note that / she sent to me." (Excerpt from letter to Dorothy Waterhouse from Hazel Cheever dated November 17, 1966. Dorothy Waterhouse notes at top left that she answered the letter on November 27.)
"Westbrook / Me. / Leon Water house" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
9 1/2 x 36 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Probably United States
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.611.2A-C