Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870-1880

GUSN

GUSN-291004

Description

Three fragments of floral wallpaper from Cotuit, Massachusetts. The largest fragment [A] is affixed to the back of a cardboard promotional calendar for "The National Shawmut Bank" dated 1956. The wallpaper has an all-over design of stylized flowers and foliage in imitation of a tapestry or other textile. Roller-printed in pale yellow and dark olive on olive ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Floral Tapestry" (handwritten)
"G28" [circled] / Cotuit" (handwritten)
"Robinson / Shaw?" (Person wallpaper was acquired from.)
"The National / Shawmut Bank / [image of cigar indian] / 1956 / [calendar] / Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation / Forbes-Boston / Printed in U.S.A. " (Bank poster)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Alvin C. Burlingame House (Cotuit, MA),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

20 1/4 x 14 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.970A-C

Places

Cotuit (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Probably United States

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Olive

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized Flowers
Vines
Foliage

Period/Style

Floral
Imitation textile