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skyking20 Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 11:10 a.m. PST

I noticed that in Dodge City and in other Westerns that I have watched that there are always windows that seem to have something on them that looks like wallpaper with a pattern. They are not curtains and getting glass made that way seems expensive.

So did they really do that or is that a Hollywood contrivance to hide a lack of detail?


Happy Little Trees Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 11:25 a.m. PST

I was always under the impression that wax paper was used when glass was too expensive, as it still allowed light to pass through. I suppose it could be printed with a pattern.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jan 2012 11:42 a.m. PST

Some of the places did have a "wax/oil paper" that was a glass substitute when real glass was unavailable. It was highly flammable and deteriorated quickly due to exposure to heat, dust, and of course…sunlight…

Terrement Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 3:55 p.m. PST


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