30 August 2007

Grocott's Penny Mail Part 1

Sue got hold of a copy of Grocott's Penny Mail, which was published in Grahamstown in 1878. I found many of the advertisements quite amusing.

This fellow was obviously had great faith in human nature. Well it was worth a try.

There must have been a lot of skulduggery in the sale of live stock in the old days, especially when your advert had to carry an "obligatory" reason for selling.
I found this one interesting. I wonder what the owner's work ethic was like?

1 comment:

CamiKaos said...

that must have been one very lazy servant.