Wallpapered board

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1850

GUSN

GUSN-293806

Description

Multiple layers of wallpaper attached to two fragments of wallboard from the Captain Trask house, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Fragment (A) is covered with six layers of wallpaper. The first layer, probably a floral stripe, is block-printed in red and white with an undetermined ground (circa 1810). The second layer, is a paper with gray stripes with white dots alternating with purple stripes with purple dots (1815-1820). The third layer, is a floral medallion pattern block-printed in pink, red, green and white on green ground (1820-1825). Layer four, is a floral pattern block-printed in white, orange, cream on orange ground (1825-1835). Layer five, is a medallion pattern block-printed in green and gray on gray ground (1830-1840). Layer six, is a paper printed with brown pin dots on polished cream ground (1840-1850). On fragment (B) only layers two and three are present.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wallboard
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Manchester, Mass Hist. Society / 8 layers [uderlined] / Very [underlined] old house - Allowed me / to take board from / front room where I / found 8 layers / I reproduced layer with pink medallions" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse. )

Associated Building

Original To Captain Trask House,

People and Organizations

Manchester Historical Society

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Related Items

Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.865
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.413AB

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 16 x 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1196AB

Places

Manchester (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall fragment

State

Original

Use

Sidewall/Fill