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Carrier's address to the patrons of the Texas State Times
Title: Carrier's address to the patrons of the Texas State Times
Description: White piece of silk with printed text in black ink and a decorative border. Dated January 1, 1857.
Description: Historical Note: Carriers' addresses were published by newspapers, usually on January 1, and distributed in the United States for more than two centuries. The custom originated in England and was introduced in America during colonial times. The newsboys delivered these greetings in verse each New Year's Day and the customers understood that a tip was expected. The poems, often anonymous, describe the events of the past year, locally, regionally, and nationally, and end with a request for a gratuity for the faithful carrier. Often the poem referred to the carrier's diligence and hardships during winter weather. Carriers' addresses are distinctive examples of popular publishing in nineteenth-century America.
Citation information: ATF0487, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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