Document Folder

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1930

GUSN

GUSN-293758

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 1860 diary of her great-aunt Abby Percival of Edgington, Illinois. The folder is made from a tri-folded piece of wallpaper backed with pieces of white paper and a small interior pocket of brown paper. The wallpaper is a William Morris design titled "Lily." The pattern consists of variety of individual flowering plants such as lilies, blue bells, marigolds on a background of willow branches. The paper is block-printed in three greens, orange, blue and white on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

folders (containers)
coverings and hangings for documents
paper (fiber product)
wallpaper brushes
Arts and Crafts (movement)
floral patterns
folders (containers)
Folder, File

Inscription

"Diary of / Great-Aunt Abby / then in Edgington, Illinois / 1 January - 28 March / 1860 - / (She was then 45 years old)" (Written by Olive Percival.)

Pattern

Lily

Maker

Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945 (Maker)
Morris, William (Designer)
William Morris & Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Los Angeles, California, United States; England

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

6 1/2 x 4 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1193.14

Reference Notes

William Morris Wallpaper "Lily"

Places

Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Edgington (Rock Island county, Illinois)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
England (United Kingdom) [country]
England

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

Flowering Plants
Lily
Blue bells
Marigolds
Willow branches

Period/Style

Arts and Crafts
Floral