Thursday, November 15, 2012

1916 Ad For Holly and Turkeys

Up until the 1950's the way families on Delmarva got cash money for the winter and Christmas was by making Holly wreaths.  I think my grandmother told me they got between five cents to ten cents a wreath.  One buyer of these greens and wreaths in 1916 was Elam K. Woodoth of Philadelphia who ran these ads in local papers.
 
A good writeup of the Holly Making Industry on the Delmarva is Megan Torrey's paper called "Run Forest Run".  The Holly Wreath Industry  part starts on page 8
 
 
 
 

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