Friday, May 3, 2013

Big Show In Town, Apr 1875

This is the original advertisement that was posted around town when John W. Moran opened his new mercantile store in Dresden, Tennessee on April 22, 1875.  I really like the way he lists a lot of the goods that can be had but my favorite is the "patent Parasols for napping in church."



BIG    SHOW   IN   TOWN
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We have just opened our 

NEW STOCK OF SPRING GOODS,
And Invite you to examine it.

Silks, Fish-hooks, Lawns, marbles, Ribbons, Traces, Fans, Well-buckets Shirts, fronts, Spades, Hair-pins, Hoes, Linens, Coffee, Gloves, Blacking, Hair-braids, Tinware, Ladies' new style straw Hats, Hoop-skirts, Brooms, Saddles, Augers, Shoes, Shingles, Feathers, Peas, Buggy-harness, Cook stoves, Wall Paper, Meal, Books, Flour, Wheat, Cassimeres, Teas, Cottonade, Rice, Spun-truck, new style Corsets, Broad Axes, patent Gate Hinges, Jewelry, Barlows, Perfume, Hoe-handles, Table Oil-Cloths, patent Parasols for napping in church.

AND A GREAT MANY NEW AND BEAUTIFUL GOODS THAT WERE BOUGHT
Before the late advance.

I Will sell prints at from
8 to 10 cents, 4-4 Domestic 10 Cents, Brogan Shoes $1.50.

A New Stock of 

CLOTHING AND HATS
At the VERY LOWEST Cash Prices

I ask you to call and see my Goods,
and I will endeavor to please you on prices.
                  J.W. MORAN

Frame House West side of Square.
Dresden, Tenn., April 22d 1875           

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