Document Folder

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1930

GUSN

GUSN-293727

Description

Handmade folder used to hold family documents. The folder is one of a group of twenty-one created by Olive Percival of Los Angeles, California. This folder's label, handwritten by Percival, indicates it held the school records of her great, great aunt Lydia Percival Freeman (1773-1830). The folder is made from a piece of floral wallpaper backed with brown paper embossed with a woven texture. The wallpaper is block-printed with a large pink tulip with yellow center and surrounded by smaller flowers block-printed in lavender, pink, two greens and white on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

folders (containers)
coverings and hangings for documents
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
floral patterns
folders (containers)
Folder, File

Inscription

"School Records Written by / Great- Great- Aunt / Lydiea Percival of Lenox / 1797-1799 / 1801 1806 1808 1814" (Written by Olive Percival)

Maker

Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Los Angeles, California, United States

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

7 7/8 x 4 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1193.11

Places

Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Handmade document folder

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flowers
Tulip

Period/Style

Floral