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Figure 178.     Poster: Wallpaper from the hewn-timber house

Much of the newspaper that Ms. Catherine Waiters had put on her walls in the early 1950s was still in place when Hurricane Hugo collapsed the roof of the house in 1989.  Shown here are examples of the paper that fell off the walls after they were drenched by the storm.  Regular newspaper was the most common material used, but there were also colorful comic-strip pages, and one example shows the flour paste on the reverse side of the paper.  (Poster by Amelia Vernon, donated 1998.) 
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Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1998. Revised, 2007.