Sidewall (USA), 1835–50
Innovations in transportation and mobility have been a common theme on wallpaper. Lush Rococo ornamentation contains two landscape scenes: an early steam locomotive alternates with a tall ship. The train appears to be a model designed by the Robert Stephenson Co. in England, 1835, whose trains were the first used successfully for the commercial rail transport of passengers and goods in Europe.
This object was
Wiscasset Public Library.
It is credited
Gift of Wiscasset Public Library.
Its dimensions are
Overall: a,d) 63 x 48.5cm (24 13/16 x 19 1/8in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall (USA), 1835–50; block printed on machine-made paper; Overall: a,d) 63 x 48.5cm (24 13/16 x 19 1/8in.); Gift of Wiscasset Public Library; 1985-36-1-a/d
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Frederic Church, Winslow Homer & Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape and Rooms with a View: Landscape & Wallpaper.