This receipt is from the Civil War Pension File of my paternal third great-grandfather and is for some paper hanging that my third great-grandmother had done at 1532 South 8th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The paper hanging business was owned by a Joseph R. Stenglein, who worked out of 1509 South 13th Street. The business hung plain and ornamental paper.
There were four pieces of wallpaper hung on the side walls, 3 pieces on the ceiling, and 1 1/4 pieces on the border of the kitchen. There were five pieces each hung on the dining room and parlor ceilings.
The total for all of the paper hanging was $3.29. That would be about $95 today.
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