Wallpaper fragment from Mount Vernon

Wallpaper fragment from Mount Vernon
Title
Wallpaper fragment from Mount Vernon
Date 
1780-1790
Medium 
paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 x 6 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 17.1 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Framed fragments of green wallpaper from Mount Vernon; four small fragments of green wallpaper with newspaper clipping; "G.Washington as a Wallpaper hanger..."
Object Number 
INV.7550
Marks 
printed: newspaper clipping; "G. WASHINGTON AS A WALLPAPER HANGER..."
Gallery Label 
The fragments of green wallpaper are probably from the "New Room" or large dining room, that was added to Mount Vernon in the 1780s. The clipping that accompanies the paper, which reports that Washington himself, aided by the Marquis de Lafayette, his aide-de-camp, and Martha, hung the paper, is probably a myth.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group