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HARDRY_141111_03.JPG: Just Arrived -- New and Cheap:
The undersigned has just returned from the Eastern Markets with the largest and most complete stock of goods he has ever offered at this place.
Hoping people would shop at his store, Harpers Ferry merchant John G. Wilson ran the above advertisement on April 20, 1854. His competition? 40 businesses, including six other dry goods stores.
This exhibit displays many items sold in the 1850s. Shop owners catered to young and old. They stocked their shelves with candy, tobacco and the latest in house wares, clothing, sewing needs, hardware, books, and personal supplies.
Merchants could easily travel by rail or canal to Philadelphia and Baltimore, personally select items and ship them to their stores.
Before the Civil War whites and blacks, slave and free, shopped at these stores together. Daily wages ranged from 50 cents for washer women to $2.00 for skilled armory workers.
HARDRY_141111_08.JPG: Peruvian Guano!
All persons that have SLAVES to dispose of, will do well by giving me a call, as I will give the Men, Women, & Children. Any person that wishes to sell, will call at Hill's tavern, or at Shannon Hill for me, and any information they want will be promptly attended to.
Charlestown, May 7, 1835
HARDRY_141111_33.JPG: The Ethiopian Violin Instructor...
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2014 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Winchester, VA, Nashville, TN, and Atlanta, GA),
Michigan to visit mom in the hospice before she died and then a return trip after she died, and
my 9th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Sacramento, Oakland, and Los Angeles).
Ego strokes: Paul Dickson used one of my photos as the author photo in his book "Aphorisms: Words Wrought by Writers".
Number of photos taken this year: just over 470,000.
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