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Fragment of striped wallpaper from Contoocook, New Hampshire. Pattern of stripes with alternating motifs, one stripe of stylized dandelion figures printed in white and gray, another of stylized lacy ribbon in white, and a third in solid purple. The solid stripe divides the two stripes with motifs. The dandelion figures are framed by scrolling fern-like branches, also in purple, which bulge outward over the adjacent purple stripes. Where the branches cross over the solid purple stripe they are gray, the color of the paper's ground. The pattern is block-printed in white, light gray, and purple on gray ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. The wallpaper pattern was reproduced by Katzenback and Warren in the 1960s and Waterhouse Wallhangings in the 1970s.
block printing (relief printing process)
"Tell story of house / Dandelion Stripe / Hoyt house built 1760 / Contoocook, NH / G16" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Original To Hoyt House (Contoocook, NH), Parlor
10 1/4 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Contoocook (Merrimack county, New Hampshire)
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.730.1-.4
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.731.1-.9
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.859