1886 New Year's greetings   Save
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Description: New Year "Carrier Boys' Address" from the carriers of the Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio), to the patrons of the newspaper for the year 1886. The poetic address refers to national and local happenings over the past year, with additional commentary on the 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. Although the poems were most commonly unsigned, a handwritten note on this item indicates that it was "Written by W. W. Pyle in 2 1/2 hours time." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: OVS1327
Subjects: New Year's; Holidays; Celebrations; Newspaper carriers; Zanesville (Ohio);
Places: Zanesville (Ohio); Muskingum County (Ohio)