Thursday, November 10, 2011
Oct. 9, 1891
The following is the text from an article in the Oct. 9, 1891 edition of the Natick Bulletin, courtesy of the Morse Institute Library collection. A serious and probably fatal accident occurred at the hardware store of W.D. Parlin, on Thursday morning. August Peterson, an employee in the tin department, fell a distance of from twenty to thirty feet through the elevator well and sustaining injuries from which there is no hope of recovery. The proprietor and clerks on the first floor heard something come rattling through the well but supposed it to be a package of some kind, an in hastening to the basement were shocked to find Peterson all in a heap as he had fallen and in an unconscious condition. Medical aid was summoned, but little could …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
This advertisement for school supplies from J.E. Dewitt was printed in the Oct. 9, 1891 edition of the Natick Bulletin.
Click on the photograph to the right to see a larger image of the advertisement. Before school started in Natick last week, you may have restocked your children's pencils and notebooks at Staples or another office supply superstore. But back in 1891, another store in Natick Center would have supplied your child's back to school gear. This advertisement for J.E. Dewitt, located in the center of town, was posted in the Natick Bulletin on Oct. 9, 1891. The advertisement is courtesy of the Morse Institute Library collection.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
This advertisement for gas stoves from the Natick Gas Company was published in the July 17, 1891 edition of the Natick Bulletin.
This advertisement for gas stoves was placed in the July 17, 1891 edition of the Natick Bulletin. Click on the photograph to the right to get a closer look, or read the text below. Whether or not you agree that housekeeping is "a pleasure" or you believe "the housewife" enjoys cooking on it even when it's hot weather, you must agree that this this blast from the past is interesting to see. $1.50? Not bad. The following is the text from the advertisement: Housekeeping a Pleasure When a Gas Stove is Used. The Natick Gas Company have sold during the past two weeks 12 Gas Cooking Stoves, and orders are still coming in. Gas is cheaper and better than coal and the housewife really takes delight in preparing meals even in the hottest weather. …
Monday, June 20, 2011
This advertisement was posted in a 1888 edition of the Natick Bulletin as found in the Morse Institute Library collection.
This classified advertisement was posted in the Feb. 3, 1888 edition of the Natick Bulletin, which is a part of the Morse Institute Library collection.