Advertisement printed on wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1895

GUSN

GUSN-288889

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

Descriptive Terms

advertisements
wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
newsprint
floral patterns
Ad, Newspaper

Inscription

"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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Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Vineland, New Jersey, United States

Object Type

Advertising Medium

Dimensions

8 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.620A-D

Date

1895 (Approximate print date of the Gage Tool Co. advertisement.)

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Advertisement

Ground Color

Peach

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flowers
Vine

Period/Style

Floral Stripe