Document folder

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1930

GUSN

GUSN-293729

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 1832-1834 "Farming Memoranda" of her great-grandfather Elisha Percival, Jr. (1781-1867) of Lenox, Massachusetts. The folder is made from a piece of wallpaper backed with a piece of thin cardboard. The wallpaper is roller-printed with stylized fruit trees and peacocks in the English Arts and Crafts style of designers Arthur Silver and C.F.A. Voysey. Roller-printed in green, yellow, red and blue on ungrounded paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

folders (containers)
coverings and hangings for documents
cardboard
wallpapers
Arts and Crafts (movement)
folders (containers)
Folder, File

Inscription

"Farming Memoranda / E. G. Jr. / 1832 1834" (Written by Olive Percival.)
"Farming Memoranda / 1832-1834 / Great-Grandfather / Elisha Percival, Jr - (1781-1867) / Lenox - / Massachusetts" (Written by Olive Percival.)

Associated Person

Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945
Percival, Elisha, Mr., Jr., 1781-1867
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945 (Maker)
Possibly Silver Studio (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Los Angeles, California, United States; England

Dimensions

6 3/4 x 4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1193.13

Places

Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Lenox (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Handmade document folder

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized trees
Orange Trees
Peacocks
Stylized flowers

Period/Style

Arts and Crafts