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Two fragments of block-printed wallpaper from Centerville, Massachusetts. Pattern of small red and white floral rosettes alternating with smaller red floral sprigs. Probably ungrounded paper. The wallpaper was covered by pages of the Boston Cultivator farm journal dating from circa 1849-1850, see 2001.281.957.2a-d. The same wallpaper was also found in Bourne, Massachusetts, see 2001.281.956. The wallpaper pattern was reproduced as "Eagle Hill" by Waterhouse Wallhangings.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"Whelan home - Centerville" (Written on scap of "The Standard-Times" newspaper, New Bedford, Massachusetts, July 29, 1963)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Original To Whelan House,
17 x 2 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Centerville (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Probably United States
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.956
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.735.1-.6
Title Fragments of "The Boston Cultivator" farm journal Accession Number 2001.281.957.2A-D