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Merchants of 1908 advertise their Christmas specials


Thursday, Dec. 17, 1908

from the Mathews Journal

The firm of Sears & Williams will offer from now until Xmas all of their Ladies, Misses and Children’s Cloaks and Dress goods practically below cost in order to make room for Xmas novelties, etc.

The Blue Ribbon has the most complete stock of Xmas eatables than was ever before. The fact of there being hard times don’t cut any ice at the Blue Ribbon. Come to see me. I have the goods at right prices; I invite competition on candies, in fact I would be glad to compare anything else in my store with anybody else’s goods. Yours for a merry Xmas, S. P. James.


Thursday, December 20, 1928

from the Mathews Journal

Dear Santa Claus, Just a note to tell you I am quite a big boy since last Christmas, going to school, getting silver stars and everything. So please this year don’t bring any toys just a pair of long pants, a big air rifle and an airship that will fly, like Lindy’s. Be...

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