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[Archive]: Collection of Twelve Carrier's Addresses from Salem, Massachusetts
Salem, Massachusetts: The Salem Gazette or Salem Register. (various dates - 1877-1913). A collection Twelve Carrier Addresses from two different Salem, Massachusetts newspapers. Various printers. Carrier Addresses were generally given by paperboys to their patrons as a New Year's Greeting, usually as a poem or similar sentimental address. Probably the most famous are those done by Nathaniel Hawthorne for The Salem Gazette, albeit a generation or two earlier (in the 1830s) than our group. A nice group of a dozen, all from the same city. Format and condition as follows:The Salem Gazette:1. 1877. Large broadside. 9.5" x 14". Tears at the edges of a horizontal fold, very good.2. 1880. Large broadside. 12" x 18". Neat professional repairs at the folds. Very good.3. 1885. Octavo. One leaf folded to make four pages. Address with calendar on rear. Light wear, near fine. 4. 1886. Small broadside. 6.25" x 11". Chips in the margins. Good only.5. 1887. Tall, thin broadside. 6" x 15". Neat professional repairs at the folds. Very good.6. 1889. Small broadside. 6" x 9.5". About fine.7. 1910. One stiff card folded to make four pages. About fine.The Salem Register:8. 1877. Small broadside. 6" x 9.5". Printed in red. Near fine.9. 1880. Small broadside. 6.75" x 11". Nicks at the corners, very good.10. 1886. Small broadside. 5.5" x 12". Chipping at the extremities, good.Undesignated (but printed in Salem):11. 1887. Small stiff card. 5" x 7". Near fine.12. 1913. Small octavo. One leaf folded to make four pages. Near fine. .
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