Photography advances after 1880 soon resulted in a country awash in images. From large cabinet cards of the house-proud to "real photo postcards" of the everyman, wallpaper photo-bombed countless room views to show us how real people lived and decorated.
In addition, new printing technologies for periodicals, trade journals, and the catalogs of manufacturers and dealers themselves created a rich record of paper patterns and how they might have been used. When printed in color, these give us some of our best views into what these long-lost spaces might have felt like.
Bolling & Company offers rare original wallpapers as remnants, rolls, and in custom presentations that are artfully trimmed, mounted and framed for unique beauty and impact. Please inquire to explore ideas and options with us.