Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-293131

Description

Partial roll of reproduction wallpaper in the "Penobscot" pattern (#156335) by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has an all-over geometric pattern with circular motifs formed by four elongated ovals and an abstracted four-petal flower. The center of each circle is filled with either an abstracted flower blossom or an "X" formed of small circles. Roller-printed in blue and green on a cream ground. Pattern is based on an English or Amrican block-printed wallpaper dating from 1800 to 1815 that was found in the Penobscot River region of Maine.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
geometric patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Penobscot / #156335 $6.00 per roll" (Handwritten in verso.)

Pattern

Penobscot

Pattern No.

156335

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

23 3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.879

Places

Maine (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Cream

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

ovals
circles
Stylized flowers

Period/Style

Geometric