Thursday, June 30, 2016

Voices in the Paper....

Well, we got a ladder and that helped us get the ceiling down in the breezeway and that led to more paneling being removed...


That led to this message! You can see the Rev P.C. Rowe engraving clearly and the other message talks about a 25$ fine for the noise in the church. Sadly there was a date but just the "18" remains and my thought would be there would be more writings under the seven layers of paper...


When I pulled down a piece of paneling, a nice size of wallpaper fell off with it and I wanted to test my separation method. I was really curious to see the designs of the paper and I figured a sharp scraper and spray bottle should help me separate the layers. Well if you zoom in, I started to notice faint writing...Interesting I thought....

Then there was more!

Then...

Then...


A message from the pastor!! I can't make it all out, sadly...but what I can make out is (all your troubles....Jesus and he will...your wrong....and....everyday) dots are missing words....This was quite strong and sit shivers down me!

 

The more I scrap the more I find! Signatures from the Hayes family, Brown, Bankes, Ramsey....Just so many! This interesting message, "Silkie Scott The Mohawk Man better known as Fast Black". There is even a signature from I believe one of Salisbury's daughters dated 1917...It really is amazing!!


A sample of some of the papers, thought most have lost their color, you can still make out some of it and most of these papers are from Maxwell.

 
  

Finally I will leave you guys some flower photos!!!

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