Thursday, August 16

shopping 1820

Everybody is "Back to School" shopping at the moment. These are the daybooks or ledgers from the general store that my several greats grandfather, Matthew Sax kept in 1820. His store was on the west shore of Lake Champlain, just south of the Canadian border and was an extremely busy enterprise up through the 1850s. I was photographing textile related entries for my daughter, but rum, tobacco and brandy seem to be part of nearly every order as well.

these are easier to read if you click on each photo

1 comment:

Red said...

Fascinating that these have been kept. The cursive writing is of interest as well as what was actually sold.