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Man posting notices for a day excursion to Indiana

Some things never change -- like advertising. In nineteenth-century Chicago, merchants posted ads for products and services, including household items, such as cosmetics and oil, and leisure activities, like theatre and travel. Some people even used posters to advertise for lost pets, as an 1840 broadside from Alton, Illinois illustrates.

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