Trying to find information on certain patterns, I ended up with a collection of interesting Reed & Barton ads from a variety of publications. The periodicals themselves were very interesting as well…like the 1882 Phrenological Journal … you know what phrenology is, don’t you? Just thought I’d give you a heads up on these interesting magazines.
1875 The Missionary Herald
1876 The Galaxy v.21 1876 Jan-Jun
1878 The Churchman Vol.38 Jul-Dec
1882 Fairbanks’ Standard Weighing Machines pg 263
1882 The Phrenological Journal V.74 1882 Nov.
1882 The Phrenological Journal V.74 April pg.224
1882 The Phrenological Journal V.74 May pg336
1883 History of American Shipping
1884 Appleton’s Greater NY
1889 Picturesque Boston Illustrated Guide
1889 Smalley’s Magazine V.7-8 1889-90
1890 Guide to the New England Coast
1893 History of the Old Colony Railroad
1893 Jewelers Circular Feb pg21
1893 Jewelers Circular Mar. pg16
1894 Jewelers’ Circular Nov. vol.29
1894 Jewelers’ Circular Nov vol.29
1894 The Hudson by Daylight
1895 Christian Work. Illustrated Family Newspaper V.59 July-Dec
1895 Harper’s Magazine
1895 International Games 1895
1895 The Menorah Vol.18
1897 The Churchman Vol.75 Jan-Jun
1897 The Jewelers Circular V.34 March
I just wanted to add a couple of comments. You might have noted that some of these ads mention awards won at different international exhibitions, like the one in “Chili” in 1875 (Chili not Chile) and another in Sydney, Australia in 1879. How the heck did these Reed & Barton people from Taunton, Massachusetts get to Chile and Australia back then and how long did it take? It’s mind boggling.
And talking about minds, I can’t get mine off that Phrenology magazine. They offered a gift to their subscribers:
Phrenological Journal Gift for Subscribers
I wonder if it’s too late for me to subscribe?