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Nineteenth Century Advertising

Nineteenth Century Advertising

Harper's Weekly was a popular illustrated periodical in 19th century America, with circulation figures regularly topping 100,000. These reached 300,000 during certain periods of the the Civil War. This site hosts many of the inventive advertisements published in the paper, as well as offering users the facility to register for free online access to the index of all advertisements (1857-1872). Users can browse through advertisements for Civil War products, consumer goods, insurance, farm land, foreign travel and various medicines.
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