Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1990

GUSN

GUSN-289066

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Braintree Stripe" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings. Wallpaper has a pattern of alternating vertical stripes. Roller-printed stripe patterns include feather plumes, stylized bows, and six-pointed stars in circles. Roller-printed in blue green, white and brown on a beige ground. The pattern is based on a wallpaper found in the childhood home of General Sylvanus Thayer in South Braintree, MA. Paper was said to have been hung in 1808 to celebrate his graduation from West Point. \n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Braintree Stripe" / No. 131806 / $5.40 per single roll / 20 1/2" Wide Trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of sample.)

Pattern

Braintree Stripe

Pattern No.

131806

Associated Person

Thayer, Sylvanus, 1785-1872
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Associated With General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace, Parlor

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

18 3/4 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.724

Places

Braintree (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.723
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.966

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Beige

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

feathers
stars
bows

Period/Style

Stripe