January 21, 2015
19th century newspapers
We had a beautiful snowfall today! Before I went outside to enjoy it, I spent a few hours inside, looking through some old newspapers.
J. Russell’s Gazette, Commercial and Political, for Monday, July 22, 1799. Most of the ads here are from the MD/VA/PA area, Philadelphia and Washington.
It has the usual scattering of textile, rice, coffee and tea ads.
Not sure if that’s the Hancock of Declaration fame or not (top center of image).
The Daily National Intelligencer, Tuesday, December 28, 1813 …
… has this awesome advert for millinery and clothing …
… and nearby, someplace to wear your new frippery. I can hear Jane Austen characters squealing as I read this.
Clothe your Lilliputians at the Lilliputian Bazaar! From the New York Daily Tribune, November 9, 1887.
A first-class dressmaker who comes to your home and has her own machine! Cool, right?
And from another issue of The New York Tribune, 1887, this highly amusing story. I wonder if he tried it a second time!