Joseph Gayetty is widely credited with being the inventor of modern commercially available toilet paper in the United States. Gayetty’s paper, first introduced in 1857, was available as late as the 1920s. Gayetty’s Medicated Paper was sold in packages of flat sheets, watermarked with the inventor’s name. Also read for fun:…/shack-out-back.html (Pic of dive bar wall in Portland)


Outhouse in the hills above Hood River, Oregon