Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Scranton Book, Wall Paper, & Variety Store

Scranton Directory 1859-1860, which is part of the Out of the Wilderness collection, contains, in addition to business and residential listings, many interesting advertisements like the one below for a "Book, Wall Paper, & Variety" store. Students would apparently go there to get their "slates" which I assume are a precursor to the iPad.

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