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Advertisement printed on wallpaper

2001.281.620A-D (RS194341)

Description

The advertisement, "For Relic Seekers," printed around 1895, is a reprint of the July 4, 1863 edition of the Vicksburg, Mississippi "Daily Citizen." It was distributed by the Gage Tool Company (1883-1919) of Vineland, New Jersey. Due to paper shortages during the siege of Vicksburg, the "Daily Citizen" newspaper was being printed on wallpaper, which this advertisement copies. The wallpaper is an stylized floral stripe roller-printed in pale blue, pink, red, brown, yellow and olive on peach ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1895
Approximate print date of the Gage Tool Co. advertisement.
Inscriptions
"A Valuable Relic / THE ANNEXED IS A CORRECT COPY OF / "THE DAILY CITIZEN" / Printed on Wall Paper at / Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 2nd and 4th, 1863. / ISSUED BY THE / Gage Tool Co., Of Vineland, N. J. / For Relic Seekers." (Title text for Gage Tool Company advertisement (see object or typed copy of the text in object file for entire text).)
"A Valuable Relic / THE ANNEXED IS A CORRECT COPY OF / "THE DAILY CITIZEN" / Printed on Wall Paper at / Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 2nd and 4th, 1863. / ISSUED BY THE / Gage Tool Co., Of Vineland, N. J. / For Relic Seekers." (Title text for Gage Tool Company advertisement (see typed copy of the text in object file for entire text).
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Location of origin
Vineland, New Jersey, United States
Material
newsprint
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Advertising Medium
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
Ad, Newspaper
advertisements
floral patterns
newsprint
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
8 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.620A-D
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288889

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flowers
Vine
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
Advertisement
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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