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 813 Tasker Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The paper hanging business was owned by a Jospeh R. Senglein, who worked out of 1509 South Thirteenth Street.
Wall paper was hung in three rooms of the house. There were three pieces hung on the sides and ceiling of the bathroom, as well as 1 piece on the border. In the kitchen, seven pieces on the side walls, three on the ceiling, and one and half on the boarder. In the dining room, eight pieces on the side walls, four on the ceiling, and 2 on the boarder.
The total amount charged for this job was $5.31, which would be about $159 today,