Lincrusta-Walton & Anaglypta

Along with paint, wallpaper and decorative plaster, another popular wall finish found in many late nineteenth and early twentieth century homes was the “indestructible wall covering” popularly known as Lincrusta-Walton. Originally named “Linoleum Muralis” (linoleum for walls) by its English inventor Fredrick Walton in 1877, it became almost as favorite a treatment for walls as [...]

Maxwell’s smart wallpaper advertising

This is a great example of the retail marketing used by American wallpaper (and in this case, window shade) companies during the Arts & Crafts era. A fiscal year calendar with an artist’s rendering of a typical paper arrangement of the day, the frieze at top, and the “filling” or “wall paper” below. Note the [...]

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