Cost to Wallpaper a Room in 1841

According to the on-line article found here (scroll down to pgs. 58 & 59) http://www.gregorylefever.com/pdfs/Murals.pdf, back in the mid 1800’s, it cost between $3.63 and $13.79 to decorate a room with wallpaper. This includes sizing the walls, hanging the paper, providing tools and materials – and the cost of the wallpaper itself! Note that it cost more to buy and hang French wallpaper than English paper.

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