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JIM - Christmas Wish List, 20 Dec 1995



2017-12-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo By Jim.

After reading this Christmas Wish List Entry, see also earlier entries: JIM: Christmas Wish Lists


By JIM


The ad for Beck & Strange shown here appeared in the December 20, 1905 Adair County News; it constituted one-third of the Christmas-specific advertising in that edition of the paper. Of the other two, one was a terse text-only announcement from M. Cravens, who ran a drug and notions store, while the other touted Singer Sewing Machines as "the best gift Christmas gift for wife, mother, daughter, sister or sweetheart." (The ad didn't name the agent or give a location, but a news brief from earlier in the year reported that Mr. W.L. Taylor, the local Singer representative, had rented the little green brick building in the east corner of the square and that he would "keep a good supply of machines on the market." Mr. Taylor had hired Miss Julia Eubank to run the office for him.) When Beck & Strange--brothers-in-law S.W. Beck & Conrad "J.C." Strange--opened in the fall of 1903, the location was given as "the Bram Vaughan corner."


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