Book Cover

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1920

GUSN

GUSN-294181

Description

Handmade folder used to hold family documents. The folder or book cover is one of a group of twenty-one created by Olive Percival of Los Angeles, California. This cover's label, handwritten by Percival, indicates it held her great, great aunt Lydia Percival Freeman's "Cookery Book" from 1817. The cover is made from a piece of rose wallpaper roller-printed in red, three pinks, brown, two greens and blue on a ground of tan with white quatrefoil figures.

Details

Descriptive Terms

folders (containers)
coverings and hangings for documents
wallpapers
wallpapers
folders (containers)
floral patterns
Book cover

Inscription

"Cookery Book of / Gt., Gt. Aunt Lydia - / 1817 - / Lydia Percival of Lenox - / Md. 1818 and went to the / frontier to live, near/ Buffalo, N. Y." (Written by Olive Percival)

Maker

Percival, Olive, Miss (Maker)

Location of Origin

Los Angeles, California, United States

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

10 7/8 x 8 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1193.7AB

Places

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

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Hanmade book cover

Ground Color

Tan

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Roses
Quatrefoil

Period/Style

Floral