"Shoemaking," The Old Flag
Advertisement that appeared in the May 19, 1865 edition of The Old Flag, a Plymouth, N.C. newspaper. These advertisements celebrate the return of peace — and of consumer goods from the North. With the end of the blockade, Southern merchants were once again able to import goods from the North and Europe. Transcription of article below.
"[Shoemaking Advertisement]."The Old Flag, May 19, 1865. Available online courtesy at Newspapers.com and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. https://universityofnorthcarolinaatchapelhill-newspapers-com.libproxy.li....
HARROLD & FRANCES respectfully give notice to the citizens of this and surrounding counties, that they are now prepared to do all kinds of BOOT or SHOE MAKING, in the best and most satisfactory manner. Heeling, Tapping, and all kinds of Repairing done at short notice. Please give us a call. Store on WATER STREET, opposite the Quartermaster's Stables.
GEO. T. HARROLD
Plymouth, N. C., May 19, 1865.
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