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Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Primer Tales" pattern by Thomas Strahan Company. Wallpaper has a series of round medallions formed by floral and foliage garlands. Each medallion contains a vignette in the style of a wood-block print. Vignettes depict figures in nineteenth-century dress who are engaged in a variety of activities, including children fishing, playing and reading. Round medallions are separated by diamond-shaped medallions formed by floral and foliage garlands. Roller-printed in browns, blues and pinks on a beige ground.
paper (fiber product)
medallions (ornament areas)
"Thomas Strahan Co. / Join Trim Made in U.S.A. / Match" and "8595 "Primer Tales" / Join Tirm / U.W.P.C of N.A. / Union MAde / "8595 "Primer" (Printed on left and right selvedge, respectively)
"SL-8595-C" (Stamped on back twice.)
"Charlotte Frost / 220 Main St. / Kingston / Justice 5-2805 / 49 / 3.70 single roll / E. J. [illegible] Fabric to match / 4.40 yd / Also available / green-yellow-green ground / pale yellow ground red-blue / white ground pink & green / white ground blue & green / All with / matching fabrics" (Handwritten on back.)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Thomas Strahan Company (Manufacturer)
21 3/4 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott