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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.
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
"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)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Original To Childs Paper Shop (Cambridge, MA),
29 3/4 (W) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)