Monday, October 18, 2010
I'd kick in the extra...
From Harper's Weekly, circa 1862. I wonder immediately how effective this was. The price seems really low, until you remember how much people actually earned per day back in those days. It was very common to see ads for guns and related gear in "regular" magazines and newspapers until very recently.
How odd do you think it would be today to find an ad in Newsweek or Cosmopolitan for bullet proof vests, or handguns for that matter?
I also wonder what the $2 difference in price separating the "Officers vest" from the "Privates vest" covered?