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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.
paper (fiber product)
"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)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
New York, United States
22 (W) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.207