Paper Window Shade

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870-1880

GUSN

GUSN-292905

Description

Two rolled fragments of a paper window shade from Gorham, Maine. Aesthetic-style pattern runs horizontally along the lower edge of the shade. The pattern depicts a shelf with vases of flowers and arches, both decorated with asymmetrical geometric patterns. Roller-printed in red flocking and flecks of gold. Green ground on front and back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

roller shades
paper (fiber product)
flocking
glitter
Shade

Inscription

"Curtain / Mosher / Gorham" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Mosher Farm,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

35 x 36 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1127AB

Places

Gorham (Cumberland county, Maine)