Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289586

Description

Four unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "General Thayer" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a simple repeating pattern of small circular flowers and squares. Wallpaper is a reproduction of an American block-printed paper dating from 1780-1810. Remnants of the paper were found on the original sheathing in the General Sylavnus Thayer house in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.744.1 -- Cream, red and dark green on a green ground (#117195); 2001.281.744.2 -- Black, cream and red on a red ground; and 2001.281.744.3 and .4 -- Metallic silver and metallic gold on a cream ground (#117447). \n Pattern was also produced by Katzenbach and Warren in the 1960s.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "General Thayer" / Original printed on small sheets of hand made / paper, this design was found on the original / sheathing in the Gen. Sylvanus Thayer house of / South Braintree, Massachusetts.. / No. 117447 / $5.40 the single roll Vinyl finished / 19" Wide Trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packaged in double rolls" (Printed on back of 2001.281.744.4.)
"1174" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.744.3.)
"S. Braintree, Mass. / Birthplace of Sylvanus Thayer, who / was one of the founders of West Point / The paper was on the original sheathing around the / firepalace in the room (kitchen) where he wa born." (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.744.2)
"117195" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.744.1.)

Pattern

General Thayer

Associated Building

Associated With General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace,

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Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

34 1/4 x 18 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.744.1-.4

Places

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

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
squares
dots
lozenges

Period/Style

Geometric