Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1891-1900

GUSN

GUSN-291923

Description

Partial roll of wallpaper with all-over scroll pattern. Stylized foliate scrolls alternate with floral scrolls. Three scrolls per paper width. Roller-printed in olive, brown, tan, silver liquid mica, peach liquid mica, yellow liquid mica on yellow ground. York Card and Paper Company logo and pattern number 712 printed in selvedge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
mica (white pigment)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Portland Me" (handwritten)
"York Card & Paper Co. [in banner logo] / 712" (Manufacturer logo and pattern number)
"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.

712

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

York Card & Paper Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

York, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

18 3/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1058

Date

1891-1900 (York Card and Paper Co. established 1891.)

Places

Portland (Cumberland county, Maine)
York (York county, Pennsylvania)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Scrolls
Foliate
Floral

Period/Style

Floral