Reproduction of newspaper printed on wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-288890

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

Descriptive Terms

newspapers
wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
newsprint
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
medallions (medals)
Newspaper

Inscription

"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.)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

18 x 11 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.621.1-.2

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Newspaper Reproduction

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral

Period/Style

Medallion