Handmade envelope

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1930

GUSN

GUSN-293802

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 stamped or printed with an asymmetrical pattern of small blue flowers. On one side of the envelop is a black, circular handmade stamp with stylized lettering spelling "Percival." The envelope is labeled "The Ancestral Background - (English - Colonial)" in Percival's handwriting.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"The / Ancestral Background - / (English - Colonial) -" (Written by Olive Percival)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

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

Location of Origin

Los Angeles, California, United States

Dimensions

7 3/8 x 7 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1193.22

Places

Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)