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page 148 -- Hartshorn' Shade Rollers, Ira Perego Patent Bosom Shirts

updated 30 January 2016 According to WorldCat via Google Books, a catalog for these shade rollers exists, hard copy of which is available at Centre canadien d'architecture
Canadian Centre for Architecture; CCA Montréal, QC H3H 2S6 Canada
TitleHartshorn's Self-acting Shade Rollers: Any Child Can Handle ThemAuthorStewart HartshornPublisherStewart Hartshorn, 1880Length18 pages
Here's a sample from Google Books of a sample ad for Hartshorn's products:

The Mercantile Agency Special Edition of Bullinger's Postal and Shippers Guide for the United States and CanadaContributorMercantile Agency (New York, N.Y.)PublisherCompiled and published for the Mercantile Agency by Edwin W. Bullinger, 1883Original fromthe University of MichiganDigitizedSep 3, 2009

page 149 -- Clinton Brothers & Co., J.E. Murray & Co., Vick's Seeds

updated 31 January 2016
The ad following is from Google Books,
TitleNew Peterson magazine
Volume 83 of The Peterson magazineCharles Jacobs PetersonContributorsAnn Sophia Stephens, Charles Jacobs PetersonPublished1883 v.83 no.1 p.99Original fromthe New York Public LibraryDigitizedDec 5, 2014





Google Maps locates Clintonville between North Haven and Northford on route 22, the  "Clintonville Rd." I couldn't find any community center, however. If you can, please comment!


A sliver of the old Murray building could be poking its gray facade
up there behind the billboards and various "modern improvements"
to Elm St. in this Google Street View taken Oct 2014.               >>

So far, I have not been able to find anything about the J.E. Murray
Company or J.E. Murray himself.

If you have information on this enterprise or J. E., please either comment
below or drop me an email.

Thanks!


James Vick, of Rochester, NY, owner of Vick's seeds, led an extraordinary life. He …

page 150 -- Edwin C. Burt & Co., Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient, Horsford's Almanac & Cookbook

updated 31 January 2016





Via Google Books comes the ad below from
TitleOccidental Medical Times, Volume 6Published1892Original fromthe University of MichiganDigitizedApr 12, 2006

The young lady above is holding a copy of Horsford's Almanac & Cookbook. As shown in this Google Image search below, the cover of this publication varied from year to year:


page 151 -- H.H. Grays Son, Mrs. E.M. Smith

updated 1 February 2016





The American Architect magazine v.97 part 1 no. 1778 p.12(1910) via Google Books reported that "H. H. Gray's Sons will erect six-story shoe factory at North Salina and Salt Sts."

Via Google Books (c.1916), the following title gives us Joel Page's brief portrayal of H.H. Gray:

From page 54 we learn:









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