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During the restoration of John Jay Homestead in the early 1960s, this fragment of wallpaper was discovered behind a built-in bookcase of John Jay’s office. The piece recovered has a faint pencil inscription with delivery instructions to “John Jay Esq./ Bedford,” confirming that it was in Bedford House while John Jay lived here. The wallpaper was recently reproduced and installed in Jay’s office. See the reproduced wallpaper and learn more about how John Jay’s Bedford House reflects his personality and political views on our Thematic Tour, Homes of the Founding Fathers, offered at 2pm Wednesday through Saturday throughout the month of May.