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Wallpaper attached to a wallboard from Reading, Massachusetts. One side of the board appears to be stained or painted red. The same side is covered with wallpaper block-printed with small red floral sprigs on a white moiré background on ungrounded paper. The other side of the board is unpainted with some small fragments of green printed wallpaper affixed to it. A molded metal clothing hook is screwed to the same side of the board and a wire nail is also present.
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
"Reading / Cahill" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
55 x 12 3/4 x 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
1840-1850 (Date of sprig and moiré wallpaper.)
Reading (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.479