St. James’s wallpaper

Shortly after it’s establishment in 1861, Morris & Co. received a number of important secular commissions, one of which being the decoration of St. James’s Palace. Queen Victoria must have been satisfied with the firm’s earlier work on the Armoury and Tapestry Room in the late 1860′s, since they were invited back again in 1880 [...]

An Illustrated History of Bradbury & Bradbury part 6

After gaining what printing experience he could at Wayne Carlson’s factory in Benicia, Bruce then transferred over to Winfield Wallpapers in San Francisco. He started off mixing color for production, which was “tremendously helpful” in applying the color theory he had learned already. When Bruce enthusiastically shared his vision with the Winfield management of starting [...]

An Illustrated History of Bradbury & Bradbury Part 3

Having arrived in San Francisco from Maine, Bruce found himself in neighborhoods like nothing he had encountered before: A seemingly endless stock of elaborately ornamented Victorian row houses. Many of the yet unpainted ladies he saw had the worn patina of age and forlorn dignity. Once inside, Bruce was “astonished” at their high ceilings and [...]

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