Document folder

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1920

GUSN

GUSN-294182

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 held her great, great aunt Lydia Percival Freeman's diary of 1815-1824. The folder is made from a green and blue decorative paper with pattern of small medallions framing floral sprigs. A piece of wallpaper with iridescent stripes of liquid mica on white ground lines the interior of the folder. Percival notes the striped paper was from her room in 1910. A sticker with an image of a bonsai tree in a pot and the initials O. P. is affixed to the inside of the folder.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Diary of / Gt.- Gt.- Aunt Lydia / c. 1815-1824 / Lydia Percival / B. Sandwich, Mass, 1773 / M. Cousin Benj. Freeman / of Ogden, N. Y. 1818 / D. Ogden, 9 Aug., 1830 - " (Written by Olive Percival.)
"THIS PAPER / FROM MY ROOM / 1910 -" (Written by Olive Percival.)

Maker

Percival, Olive, Miss

Location of Origin

Los Angeles, California, United States

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

11 1/8 x 8 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1193.8

Places

Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
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 folder

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Iridescent stripes
Liquid Mica

Period/Style

Stripe