Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1950-1965

GUSN

GUSN-290421

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Bridgewater" pattern (#30664) by W. J. Galligan & Sons, Corp. Wallpaper has an allover pattern of medallions enclosed in diamonds formed by offsetting palmette motifs. Block-printed in white on a blue-green ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
palmette (motif)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Join Trim / W. J. Galligan & Sons, Corp." and ""Bridgewater" / Join Trim Run 2 Top" (Printed on left and right selvedges, respectively.)
"Galligan-Owen Corporation / Grove Street Adams, Mass. / Pattern No. 30664 / Price 3.75" (Stamped on back with pattern number and price handwritten.)
"Return to / Devon Service / 420 Boylston St / Boston, Mass." (Stamped on back.)

Pattern

Bridgewater

Pattern No.

30664

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

W. J. Galligan & Sons, Corp. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Adams, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

18 5/8 x 21 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.799

Places

Adams (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Blue

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

medallions
palmettes

Period/Style

NeoClassical