The News-Boy to His Customers
January 1, 2013 10:31 AM   Subscribe

The Carrier's Address In the first two centuries of American newspapering, printers ended the year with elaborately worded decorated holiday messages, often in verse, written in the voice of the printer's boy or news carrier, hinting that the end of year would be a great time for a Christmas or New Year's tip.
posted by Miko (1 comment total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Those are lovely. Much nicer than the badly written and ugly request I got from my carrier who often gives me the wrong paper, or no paper.
posted by cccorlew at 4:47 PM on January 1, 2013

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