Document Folder

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1930

GUSN

GUSN-293728

Description

Small 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 diary of her great aunt Abby Percival from 1831-1833. The folder is made form a piece of cardboard covered with wallpaper and lined with blue paper. The wallpaper the wallpaper is cut to extend beyond the edge of the folder, forming a flap. The blue interior paper is cut and folded to form a pocket. The wallpaper has a diamond pattern with stylized flowers centered in each diamond. It is block-printed in yellow on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Diary of / Gt.- Aunt Abby Percival / Begun on New Year's Day / 1831 - / No more entries until / 6 October, 1833 - / She then was Nineteen" (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

6 x 4 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1193.12

Places

Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
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

Diamonds
Stylized flowers

Period/Style

Diaper Pattern