Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1865-1880

GUSN

GUSN-290997

Description

Fragment of diaper-pattern wallpaper from the Captain Snow House, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Repeating diamonds formed by lines with geometric diamond and concentric circles frame Gothic-style quatrefoils. Roller-printed in light cream and metallic gold on cream ground. The paper is affixed to paperboard and includes fragments border paper (see 2001.281.969.2). The pattern was reproduced by Warner as "Provincetown Geometric" in the 1950s.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
diaper patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Provincetown - / Second layer in parlor / Capt Snow house" (handwritten)
"Has been reproduced by DS. W / First collection / Very popular" (handwritten)
"1810 / Snow house in / Provincetown"

Associated Building

Original To Captain Snow House, Parlor

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.968
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.696.2AB
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.969.2A-C
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.823
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.838

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

16 1/2 x 9 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.969.1

Places

Provincetown (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Diamonds
Quatrefoils
Geometric

Period/Style

Diaper Pattern