Building

Wallpaper samples

121 Cimitiere Street, Launceston
Wallpaper during the 1800s was block printed in sheets that were being mass produced by the 1830x. The sheets were adhered to walls by matching up the patterns along the edges of each sheet of paper, to achieve an overall decorative wallcovering. 

Examples of original wallpaper have been found. During custodianship of the City of Launceston, samples were documented by museum staff. Other segments were located during the refurbishment of the building by dAda mUse. Sections have been retained for historical purposes. 


Acknowledgement: Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery History Department for images and information about the building.