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Reproduction of newspaper printed on wallpaper

2001.281.621.1-.2 (RS194355)

Description

Two copies of a reproduction of the July 4, 1863 edition of the Vicksburg, Mississippi newspaper, "The Daily Citizen." Due to paper shortages during the siege of Vicksburg, the newspaper was printed on wallpaper, which this replica copies. The wallpaper is printed with a small floral medallion pattern roller-printed in metallic gold, black, yellow, orange, light olive and mauve on a cream ground. The paper in embossed with a ribbed texture.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1920
Inscriptions
"THE DAILY CITIZEN. / J. M. SWORDS............Proprietor / VICKSBURG, MISS. / THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1862" (Excerpt of title and header lines (see object or photocopy in object file for full text).)
"THE DAILY CITIZEN. / J. M. SWORDS............Proprietor / VICKSBURG, MISS. / THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1862" (Excerpt of title and header lines.)
Material
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
newsprint
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
medallions (medals)
metallic pigment
Newspaper
newspapers
newsprint
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 x 11 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.621.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288890

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Floral
Period/Style
Medallion
Form
Newspaper Reproduction
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 6 1/8 (inches)

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