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Fragment of a roll of uncut wallpaper borders from Lexington, Massachusetts. The fragment is a partial roll of uncut borders, eight borders are printed across the width of the roll. The borders are purple ribbon with green, lace edging. Block-printed in four greens and five shades of purple on white ground.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"Her grandfather was early clock maker in Newburyport - / French Beautiful expensive gold leaf papers - / Given me by Miss Anna Muzzey / 14 Glen Road / Lexington 73 - Mass--- / Her father in 1840's (?) heard that beautiful w. p. were ? arriving on a ship in Boston - from France - + he bought / the entire lot. He was a merchant in Boston - / The elaborate corner borders are from Miss Muzzey" (Last line added later in felt tip marker.)
Muzzey, Anna, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
16 1/2 x 21 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.984
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.983
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.982
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.986