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  1. #1
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    Default Any way to date wallpaper?

    Knocked out a wall and found this really interesting wallpaper. Is there any way to ballpark a date from it?


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    Default Re: Any way to date wallpaper?

    Go to the neighborhood beauty salon that specialize blonde dye jobs in the middle of the day, ask at the book club or baking group, or stop by church at the early mass on Sunday or pretty much any funeral, or Luby's before 4pm

    When there ask the old ladies what they remember.

    I'm serious. You'd be surprised with the information folks with grey hairs have. Might be able to tell you a bit about the former residents of your house as well.

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    Default Re: Any way to date wallpaper?

    Another source is old wallpaper catalogs.

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    Default Re: Any way to date wallpaper?

    You just ask her for a date. Oh, you said "wallpaper", not "wallflower". (sorry, I just had to go there )

    I can't date it but I have seen this same pattern somewhere, but that's as far as my memory will take me. The good part of this is that it was probably a common pattern so you should find you info more easily.

    Phil

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    Default Re: Any way to date wallpaper?

    Wallpaper with historic vignettes has a long history, but from the subject matter, colors and appearance, I'd say 20th century, circa 1940, give or take 10 years.
    Casey
    Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

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