What did Americans use before toilet paper was introduced?

Until the late 19th century, Americans used sales catalogues, newspapers, pamphlets, fliers, or whatever other paper they could find for toilet paper.

The materials were kept in the bathroom or outhouse, where they provided reading matter as well as sanitation.

Toilet paper in rolls, sold in plain brown wrappers, was first marketed in the U.S. in the 1880s by Edward and Clarence Scott of Philadelphia.

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