Handmade Envelope

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1930

GUSN

GUSN-293801

Description

Handmade envelope. One of a group of twenty-two enclosures created by Olive Percival of Los Angeles, California to house family documents. The envelope, which is open at the top, is made of white paper and stamped or printed with a blue geometric zig-zag pattern. On one side of the envelop is a black, circular handmade stamp with stylized lettering spelling "Percival." The envelope is labeled "Genealogical Data From dear Cousin Miles Wells Groves of Hartford" in Percival's handwriting.

Details

Descriptive Terms

envelopes
coverings and hangings for documents
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
stamping (marking)
geometric patterns
envelopes
Envelope

Inscription

"Genealogical Data / From dear / Cousin Miles Wells Graves / of Hartford - and / from this / that M. Strobridge / wrote my Genealogical Fam / Record - / Graves " (Written by Olive Percival.)
"Graves - / Percival / Graves Miscellaneous / Lines / From M. W. G. - " (handwritten)

Associated Person

Percival, Olive, Miss, 1868-1945
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

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

Location of Origin

Los Angeles, California, United States

Dimensions

10 1/2 x 7 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1193.21

Places

Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Hartford (Hartford county, Connecticut)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)