A CHECKLIST OF AMERICAN NEWSPAPER CARRIERS' ADDRESSES, 1720-1820. Geral McDonald, Stuart C. Sherman.

A CHECKLIST OF AMERICAN NEWSPAPER CARRIERS' ADDRESSES, 1720-1820.

  • Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 2000.
  • 8vo.
  • cloth, dust jacket.
  • xvi, 170 pages.
  • ISBN: 0944026168

Price: $35.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 59170

First edition. The newspaper carrier's address, a printed holiday greeting, was a unique early American poetic form. Each New Year's Day, newspaper carriers around America and Canada distributed printed verses to their customers in hope of a hefty tip. Often highly amusing and occasionally quite socially aware, these broadsides eulogized the dutiful carrier of the year gone by. For the first time, these addresses have been compiled in bibliographic form. Some of America's most prominent men of letters, such as Benjamin Franklin and Daniel Webster, supplied the poetic addresses. 940 American and 61 Canadian addresses are indexed here.