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Papered by Fred Dowane Jr., April 15th, 1923. Has to be viewed in large size. | by Dave van Hulsteyn
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Papered by Fred Dowane Jr., April 15th, 1923. Has to be viewed in large size.

Uncovered by Dave van Hulsteyn, April 15th, 2009. No, really, it was the 86th anniversary of Fred's papering. That in itself wouldn't be quite so weird, were it not for the discovery mentioned in 'Red Car' and its twin, 'A dreaded sunny day......". Anyway, I've tried all sorts of stuff to try and enhance the writing. I've produced a lot of what look like early Jackson Pollocks in the process, but not what I was after. There may be just too little of the pencil lines remaining: while removing the wallpaper, I damaged them a lot before I realized that they were under there. If there are any specialists in enhancing lettering buried under 10 layers of wallpaper, please advise.

 

Oh, I painstakingly saved a bunch of wallpaper samples, btw. They're hecka cool. Maybe I'll post them when I'm not too lazy to do it. I learned a thing or two about ol' Fred, too, but I'm tired of typing.

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Taken on August 3, 2009