1853 New Year's greetings   Save
Ohio History Connection Archives/Library
Description: New Year's greetings, called a "Carrier's Address, " directed to the patrons of the Piqua Register in Piqua, Ohio, 1853. This lengthy poem bidding farewell to 1852 and welcoming the New Year reflects on the year past and the current state of the world. Beginning as early as the 1700s, "carriers' addresses" like this one were a common practice for newspaper publishers on the first day of each new year, when the greetings were delivered to subscribers by delivery boys who often received a holiday tip in return. The practice began to decline after 1900. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: OVS1253
Subjects: New Year's; Holidays; Celebrations; Newspaper carriers;
Places: Piqua (Ohio); Miami County (Ohio)