Okay, now I'm not sure again.
It was painted over...I forgot to mention that. This wallcovering and
then many layers of paint. Made it real easy to remove. The papering
job was done very well, though. No bubbles or anything. But the paint
had cracked in a lot of places; that's one of the reasons I want to
The paper is pretty thin, but it is stringy when I rip it. That there
is different patterns in different rooms (all painted over) leads me to
think that it's wallpaper. If this was something done during
construction (my house was built in 1953) I would expect the material
to be the same in all of the rooms. And I wouldn't expect any of it to
have a printed pattern.