Sidewall, Pilgrim's Progress
Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the earliest washable wallpapers and would have been considered appropriate for a children’s nursery. Manufacturers continued printing with the intaglio technique until about 1934 when the first scrubbable papers as we know them today were developed. Based on the seventeenth century story by John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress is a religious allegory illustrating the journey of Christian as he travels from this world to the next.
This object was donated by Dr. James P. Johnson.
Cite this object as
Sidewall, Pilgrim's Progress; England; intaglio printed on machine-made paper; 1977-42-1-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Wall Stories: Children's Wallpapers and Books.