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I noticed the articles on Victorian Paper Mache and the History of Paper Mache on this website. If I wanted to research further into the detailed history and progression of paper mache, how would I go about it? Where might I look?
I wrote the articles "Victorian papier mâché" and "History of papier mâché" to give a very basic Introduction to the subjects. The library is probably the best place to start to research in more depth. It is notoriously hard to access vintage papier mâché recipes as the companies were so secretive about their methods.
if you decide to delve further, please let us know if you find out anything really interesting. We may be able to add it to the site.
It's very difficult to find this material. Two books I have are "Papier-mâché in Great Britain and America" by Jane Toller; and English Papier Mâché of the Georgian and victorian Periods" by Shirley Spaulding DeVoe. If you are really serious and have access to the British Library, it would be a good place for research.
You could also follow the link given by Mavigogun in his theme 'Research . . . .' just below this in the Forum.