Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1900-1910

GUSN

GUSN-291878

Description

Partial roll of reproduction scenery figure wallpaper. Taupe colored c-scrolls with pink rose sprays frame four scenes. The four scenes are of an old man, leaning against a building, with a child on his lap; goats drinking at a body of water; ships on a body of water with a cityscape in the background; and a pastoral setting in which a standing woman hands coins, perhaps a toll, to a seated man. Roller-printed in white, pink, two blues, orange, two greens, taupe, and three browns on light tan ground. Manufactured by Birge, pattern number 450. The wallpaper is a reproduction of a 1860-1870 block print.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Rep. / Dr Gordon" (Rep. may stand for Reprodution. )
"Victorian - mid 19th century / etc. / many from Salem, Cape Cod, Maine, etc - / I have checked them all + / they can be filed. Not that interesting" (handwritten)
"Almost all late / papers - Victorian, etc / I have checked them / + must press them + put / together in a folder of / later papers" (handwritten)
"Birge No. 450BF / Our No. 1512 / The original sample from which this paper was produced was probably made in England prior to 1790 and shows landscapes with figures in panels surrounded by the characteristic Rococ scroll. The original of this design was hung in a house in Danvers, Mass in 1858." (handwritten)

Pattern No.

450

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Birge (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

New York, United States

Dimensions

22 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1049

Places

United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.207

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Tan

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

scrolls
Rose sprays
Landscape
Pastoral
boat
Figures
goats
water
people

Period/Style

Scenery Figure