Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1900

GUSN

GUSN-292153

Description

Rolled wallpaper sample from the "old paper shop of Mr. Childs" in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gold-colored ground with bronze flecks, no pattern. Paper is rolled on a cardboard tube. Carved wooden rod attached to paper's end.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Plain Gold / no design / From old paper shop / of Mr. Childs - Cambridge / before 1850 or circa" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"is made 9 ft. wide / we have 19 yards that width in stock" (Retailer's personal note)
"M. D. 103 / 59 sq yards = 14 Rolls" (handwritten)

Pattern No.

103

Associated Building

Original To Childs Paper Shop (Cambridge, MA),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

29 3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1078

Places

Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Form

Display Sample

Ground Color

Gold

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Plain Papers