Document Folder

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1920

GUSN

GUSN-294176

Description

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 was made to hold the "Commonplace Book" of her great, great aunt Lydia Percival Freeman. The folder's label notes that Lydia Percival was born in 1773 in Sandwich, Massachusetts, was married in Lenox, Massachusetts and died in 1820 in Ogden, New York. The folder is covered with wallpaper roller-printed with a rose sprig medallion pattern in light gray, three greens, red, and two pinks on white ground and bound with brown fabric tape.

Details

Descriptive Terms

folders (containers)
coverings and hangings for documents
wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
tapes (binding components)
folders (printed matter)
coverings and hangings for documents
medallions (ornament areas)
Folder, File

Inscription

"The / Commonplace / Book of / Lydia Percival - / B. 1773 at Sandwich, Mass. / M. at Lenox - / D. 1830 at Ogden, New York" (Written by Olive Percival.)
"1917 - / Not Copied - " (Written by Olive Percival.)

Maker

Percival, Olive, Miss (Maker)

Location of Origin

Los Angeles, California, United States

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

13 3/8 x 16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1193.2

Places

Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Sandwich (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Lenox (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)
Ogden Center (Monroe county, New York state)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Handmade file folder cover

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Rose Sprig
medallion

Period/Style

Floral Medallion