Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-292825

Description

Partial roll of wallpaper from Gorham, Maine. All-over pattern of tropical plants, all foliate except for a pair of yellow orchids. Roller-printed in metallic copper, pale yellow, peach, light olive and five browns on ochre ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"MADE FOR / HENRY P. IVES / SALEM, MASS" (stamped)
"Dining room / when house moved / Dining Room / Gorham, Me" (handwritten)

Pattern No.

2503

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

19 1/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1097

Places

Gorham (Cumberland county, Maine)
Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Ochre

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Tropical
Exotic
Leaves
Orchids

Period/Style

Foliate