Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1930-1940

GUSN

GUSN-293416

Description

Partial roll of reproduction wallpaper manufactured by the Thomas Strahan Company, Chelsea, Massachusetts titled "The Quincy." All-over white floral pattern of large fern-like fans surrounded by flowers and scrolling foliate branches. The pattern is block-printed in white on an irisé ground of blue, green and yellow.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"T.S.Co [thistle logo] / 5391 / The Quincy" (printed)
"Repro rainbow paper / as in HGO" (HGO = Harrison Gray Otis House, Boston, Massachusetts.)

Pattern

The Quincy

Pattern No.

5391

Maker

Thomas Strahan & Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

21 7/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1183

Places

Chelsea (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers
Scrolling Foliate Stems
Ferns
Fans

Period/Style

Floral