Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1950-1965

GUSN

GUSN-290442

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in pattern #1448 by W. J. Galligan & Sons. Pattern has a large-scale design of round medallions enclosed in a diamond-shaped grid formed by stylized flowers and foliage. Block-printed in green and white on an olive green ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Join Tr" and "a hand print / No. 1448" (Printed on left and right selvedges, respectively)
"Galligan-Owen Corporation / Grove Street Adams, Mass. / Pattern No. 1448 / Price $7.50" (Stamped on back with pattern number and price handwritten.)
"Return to / Devon Service / 420 Boylston St / Boston, Mass." (Stamped on back twice.)

Pattern No.

1448

Maker

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

Location of Origin

Adams, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

22 x 9 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.805

Places

Adams (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Olive

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

diamonds
flowers
foliage
medallions

Period/Style

Medallion