I was looking for an example of my tattoo as an old stencil on a wall and came upon this place located at the Ames Plantation in Grand Junction, Tennesse. You can read the story of it's relocation and renovation here. When I research original american wall stencil design I'm always in awe of the images I find and always despair over the beautiful work that time and neglect have erased.
I didn't find the image on the web I was looking for but I can recommend this author. She wrote the book about early american wall stencils where I found my tattoo. She has another book about painted floors which is next on my want list of books. The books are filled with a lot of information and color images.