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Daemon
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The History of Wallpaper

Wallpaper was used in Europe in the 16th and 17th century as an inexpensive substitute for costly hangings. Outlines were block-printed, and the color was filled in with brush or stencil. The flock technique of printing designs with an adhesive and sprinkling with fine bits of wool or silk was probably first adapted to wallpaper around 1620 in France, but, by the 18th century, England had become principal wallpaper manufacturer. When did the wallpaper craze reach the American colonies? More...
NeuroticHellFem
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I recently watched a documentary series about toxins in the Victorian home. Wallpaper contained lead & arsenic & people died from toxic fumes from their wallpaper!
pedro
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The History of Wallpaper


A topic that will enthrall your kids on a rainy afternoon.
striker
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my father could wallpaper a room with matching design in 40 mintes
Gary98
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striker wrote:
my father could wallpaper a room with matching design in 40 mintes


I will bet your father is in better physical shape than you and me.
Bobby Angell
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I've stripped enough wallpaper to feel personal animosity towards any one who ever deigns to apply wallpaper. No offense to anyone's father who probably did a beautiful job.

Bill Bryson in his book "At Home" devoted a section to the evolution of wallpaper, especially to the levels of arsenic found therein. It is believed this may be what killed Napoleon.
Milica Boghunovich
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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
I recently watched a documentary series about toxins in the Victorian home. Wallpaper contained lead & arsenic & people died from toxic fumes from their wallpaper!



I would think so!
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 6:20:14 PM
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Daemon wrote:
The History of Wallpaper

Wallpaper was used in Europe in the 16th and 17th century as an inexpensive substitute for costly hangings. Outlines were block-printed, and the color was filled in with brush or stencil. The flock technique of printing designs with an adhesive and sprinkling with fine bits of wool or silk was probably first adapted to wallpaper around 1620 in France, but, by the 18th century, England had become principal wallpaper manufacturer. When did the wallpaper craze reach the American colonies? More...


Not my type of the interior ambient!
TB Turtle
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Be it salon or saloon, back in the day it was all the rage. Rage, that is the steamy emotion your husband has when told it all needs to be scraped off for the new pattern.
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Thank you for this interesting article
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