Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1950-1965

GUSN

GUSN-290417

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Blocked Daisy" pattern (#2749A) by William J. Galligan. Wallpaper has a repeating pattern of squares with canted edges, each filled with a highly abstracted flower blossom. Block-printed in aqua on a dark green ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Join / The Wim. J. Galligan Document Collection" and "A Hand Print / "Blocked Daisy" / Join" (Printed on the left and right selvedges, respectively.)
"William J. Galligan, Inc. / Hand Pritns / Grove Street Admas, Mass. / Pattern No. 2749 A / Price 5.00" (Stamped on back with pattern number and price handwritten.)
"Return to / Devon Service / 420 Boylston St / Boston, Mass." (Stamped on back.)

Pattern

Blocked Daisy

Pattern No.

2749A

Maker

William J. Galligan, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Adams, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

22 x 29 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.798

Places

Adams (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Green

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

squares
flowers

Period/Style

Geometric