Advertisement from Newspaper, "For Millbury -This Day," 1829

Summary

The first half of the 19th century was the heyday of canals in the United States, providing easier access to territories for settlement and commerce. This newspaper advertisement, published September 9, 1829, for the canal boat "Gov. Lincoln" of the Massachusetts Canal, notified the public of the date and time for departure, along with freight and passage rates.

The first half of the 19th century was the heyday of canals in the United States, providing easier access to territories for settlement and commerce. This newspaper advertisement, published September 9, 1829, for the canal boat "Gov. Lincoln" of the Massachusetts Canal, notified the public of the date and time for departure, along with freight and passage rates.

Artifact

Advertisement

Date Made

1829

Subject Date

09 September 1829

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Seymour Dunbar Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

82.129.195

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Wood engraving (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 2.25 in

Width: 2.5 in

Inscriptions

Description beneath: Newspaper advertisement of the canal boat "Gov. Lincoln" of the Massachusetts Canal. Giving freight rates and other details. Type and wood engraving. Date: September 9, 1829

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