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  • Upon the lavish use of this dangerous pigment in colouring toys, dresses, paper-hangings, artificial leaves, and even cheap confectionery, it is not our province to enlarge: the constant-recurring diseases and deaths, which, directly or indirectly, result from the employment of arsenical pigments, are such every-day facts that they are merely deplored and forgotten.

    Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists

  • Linens, woollens, paper-hangings, coarse kind of iron-ware, and various other articles of domestic life were approved by the society, and eagerly purchased by the public.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • -- "It was on the walls of this drawing-room (the king's at Kensington Palace) that the then new art of paper-hangings, in imitation of the old velvet flock, was displayed with an effect that soon led to the adoption of so cheap and elegant a manufacture, in preference to the original rich material from which it was copied."

    Notes and Queries, Number 47, September 21, 1850

  • The memorial-hunters have completely cut away the original wood-work around the spot, with their pocket-knives; and the staircase, balustrade, and floor, as well as the adjacent doors and doorframes, have recently been renewed; the walls, moreover, are covered with new paper-hangings, the former having been torn off in tatters; and thus it becomes something like a metaphysical question whether the place of the murder actually exists.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 57, July, 1862

  • He ushered us into his little study, or parlor, or both, -- a very forlorn room, with poor paper-hangings and carpet, few books, no pictures that I remember, and an awful lack of upholstery.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • The cheerful paper-hangings have the air of belonging to the old walls; and such modernisms as astral lamps, card-tables, gilded Cologne-bottles, silver taper-stands, and bronze and alabaster flower-vases, do not seem at all impertinent.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866

  • As to paper-hangings, we are proud to say that our American manufacturers now furnish all that can be desired.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • The public mind had been for some time previously exercised and alarmed by accounts of sickness and debility caused by arsenical paper-hangings; it was, therefore, easy for pseudo scientists to create an opinion that the magenta dye must be also poisonous, and that persons wearing materials dyed with this color were liable to absorb arsenic and suffer from its action.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 470, January 3, 1885

  • The common mistake in our houses is, that they are designed, as inexperienced persons choose their paper-hangings, to be something of themselves, and not as mere background, as they should be.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 03, January, 1858

  • As Helwyse gained the corner, his weary eyes took in the smiling hair-dresser, the little room beyond cheerful with sunshine and colored paper-hangings, and the padded chair for customers to recline in.

    Idolatry A Romance


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