Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1887

GUSN

GUSN-291917

Description

Rolled fragment of unused, all-over floral wallpaper. An Aesthetic-style floral paper with flowers in dark red, brown and purple and dense green foliage. Roller-printed in two yellows, red, dark purple, brown, black, white and dark olive on light olive ground. The American Wall Paper Manufacturers' Association logo and pattern number 609 are printed in the selvedge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
Aesthetic Movement
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Good design - similar to Acton floral" (handwritten)
"0 / 609 / A. W. P. M. A [in scroll logo]" (Pattern number and American Wall Paper Manufacturers' Association logo)
"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)

Pattern No.

609

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

American Wall Paper Manufacturers Association (1880-1887) (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

21 1/4 x 19 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1057

Date

1880-1887 (Active period of the A.W.P.M.A.)

Places

United States (Sierra county, New Mexico) [mine]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Olive

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers
Foliage

Period/Style

Aesthetic
Floral