Handmade paper banner

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870-1880

GUSN

GUSN-294281

Description

Paper banner or wall hanging with religious motto from the "Worsted" church in Canterbury, New Hampshire. Attributed to Lizzie Monmouth (Elizabeth Harper Monmouth). The banner an oblong oval in shape and made from pieces of decoupaged white paper backed with wallpaper. The wallpaper backing is striped with green and brown stylized floral figures. The paper is roller-printed and marked "8 yds. / 356" in the selvedge. The front of the banner is adorned with flowers and leaves cut from wallpaper. The floral pieces include at least three different wallpapers. One floral wallpaper roller-printed in olive greens, yellow, red and light blue. A second wallpaper with large yellow tulips roller-printed in yellow, ochre and brown. And a third wallpaper or wallpaper border including a red and black stripe and red flowers with black pin-striping. The banner is lettered with the motto "Charity Thinketh No Evil" cut from black, yellow, brown and white striped paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

banners
collage (technique)
devotional pictures
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
découpage (image making technique)
devotional pictures
collage (technique)
Banner

Inscription

"CHARITY THINKETH NO EVIL" (Cut paper letters.)
"As you open East door leading to Upper room / place right straight before you on wall." (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original To Worsted Church (Canterbury, N.H.),

Related Items

Title Handmade paper banner Accession Number 1972.112.1
Title Handmade Paper Banner Accession Number 1972.112.2

Maker

Attributed to Monmouth, Elizabeth Harper, d. 1880s (Artist)

Location of Origin

Canterbury, New Hampshire, United States

Object Type

Ceremonial Artifact

Dimensions

51 1/4 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1972.112.3

Places

Canterbury (Merrimack county, New Hampshire)
Canterbury (Merrimack county, New Hampshire)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper