Document Folder

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1920

GUSN

GUSN-294178

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 "Miscel. Papers of Elisha Percival, Jr. of Lenox, Massachusetts (1781-1867)." The folder is made from a double layer of striped floral wallpaper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

folders (containers)
coverings and hangings for documents
wallpapers
folders (containers)
floral patterns
stripes
Folder, File

Inscription

"Miscel. Papers / of / Elisha Percival, Jr. - / Of Lenox, Mass. - / (1781-1867) / et al.-" (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 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1193.4

Places

Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Lenox (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Handmade file folder cover

Ground Color

Tan

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral vine
Stripe
Roses
Imitation grass mating

Period/Style

Floral Stripe