Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1940-1960

GUSN

GUSN-292819

Description

Rolled fragment of wallpaper with pattern name "White Rose" from Lowell, Massachusetts. Chinoiserie-style wallpaper with alternating male and female figures with stereotypical Asian dress and stylized floral and decorative elements. Roller-printed in two blues on yellow ground. "U. W. P. C. of N. A. / Union Made" logo, "Waterfast" and "Light-tested-colors / White Rose" printed in right-hand selvedge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Chinoiserie
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Top [over arrow] / RUN 1 / MADE IN U. S. A." (handwritten)
"U.W.P.C. OF N. A./UNION MADE [logo] / WATERFAST / LIGHT-TESTED-COLORS / WHITE ROSE"
"From Lowell, Mass / Wini Marian [?] / 45 Clark Rd / hoped I could find / the same for her d. r." (Uncertain of name may be Mrs. Winigmann or Winigmarin.)

Pattern

White Rose

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

24 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1094

Places

Lowell (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Male and Female figures
Stylized flowers
Stylized Asian clothing
Pagoda

Period/Style

Chinoiserie