Monthly Archives: September 2014

Now that’s a hat!

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The People’s Pathfinder  (St. Louis, MO)  Spring 1853.  Edited by William H. Keevill. This is a rare advertising piece for the dry goods palace of Hubbell & Hunt at Corinthian Hall in St. Louis, Missouri.  As can be seen from the large woodcut on the front page, this publication is about hats.  The articles are about ...

September issue of the Almanac is here!

The latest issue of the Society's newsletter, the Almanac, is now available, complete with images of Boston on fire, the President of the United States, and some pretty exciting (to us, at least, given our penchant for old printing) packed rental trucks. If that's not enough to entice you, there are also stories about upcoming public ...

2014 Fall Public Program Lineup

typical harvest

The air is starting to change here in Worcester, getting a bit cooler and crisper, and that’s a sure sign that our public programs are about ready to start as well! Here’s a quick rundown of what will be coming to Antiquarian Hall this fall: Friday, September 12, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Cartographic Innovation in the Early ...

No blondes need apply.

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The Matrimonial Bazar.  A Monthly Journal, Devoted to the Interests of Love, Courtship and Marriage  (Chicago, IL)  May 1876. Long before there were online dating services there were singles ads.  Local or community newspapers often have a section of advertisements for men seeking women, women seeking men, and a variety of other combinations.  SWF and DBM ...