Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1950-1960

GUSN

GUSN-292902

Description

Two partial rolls of reproduction wallpaper in the "Freeman Print" pattern designed by Binnie B. Wilson as part of the Waterhouse Collection for The Warner Company, Chicago. Wallpaper has an all-over floral pattern with densely packed flowering branches with leaves and berries. Pattern is based on a wallpaper found in the attic of the Joseph Smith House (also known as the Freeman House) in Eastham, MA. Two colorways are present: 2001.281.839.1 -- Brown, beige, two geens and red on a cream ground (#21441); and 2001.281.839.2 -- Brown, three greens and red on a cream ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"1739 / Run #2" (Stamped on verso of 2001.281.839.1.)
"3.45 per single" (Handwritten on verso of 2001.281.839.1 & 2001.281.839.2.)
"1741 / Run No. 2 / Straight Across Match Top / Made in U.S.A. / U.W.P.C.A of N.A. Union Made" (Stamped on back of 2001.281.839.2.)

Pattern

Freeman Print

Associated Building

Joseph Smith House (Sandwich MA),

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.706
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.710

Maker

Wilson, Binnie B. (Designer)
Warner Company (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

20 1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.839.1-.2

Places

Eastham (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Cream

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

Floral

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

stylized flowers
stylized foliage
berries

Period/Style

Floral