Wallpaper Fragment, ca. 1795

Contributed by The General Henry Knox Museum


This wallpaper fragment was taken from Montpelier, the mansion Major General Henry Knox built in Thomaston in 1794. The patriotic design is sprinkled with mica chips, making the wallpaper glitter in candlelight. The paper was probably purchased from Boston merchant Moses Grant, according to Knox's financial records at the Maine Historical Society.

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About This Item

  • Title: Wallpaper Fragment, ca. 1795
  • Creation Date: circa 1795
  • Subject Date: circa 1795
  • Town: Boston, Thomaston
  • County: Knox, Suffolk
  • State: MA, ME
  • Media: Paper
  • Dimensions: 92.5 cm x 57 cm
  • Local Code: P-098
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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The General Henry Knox Museum
P.O. Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354-0180

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