Saturday, May 30, 2015

When Wallpaper Meets History

How did you develop your passion for that thing you love? Oh, I know! It was by laboriously scraping wallpaper, wasn't it? Not! Or perhaps...

In the 1930's, a Cape Cod lady, Dorothy Waterhouse, fell in love as she scraped off the wallpaper from her home...and the result is now a catalogue of 6000 wallpaper designs from the 18th and 19th centuries. From Waterhouse's own collection, we can enjoy 1400 wallpaper patterns. When she passed away her archive was donated to Historic New England who then donated 4800 more samples to the collection...all viewable on-line!

Read the story here   and enjoy a new passion!

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