I remembered to check out the local papers for the articles on our souvenir seller David Martin, whom I mentioned a few weeks ago. I previously sent a photo of several of his items that featured engravings of the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall and the Ames Free Library. Below are two items relating to David Martin and his business enterprise. The small mention is from the Easton Bulletin, December 31, 1886 and talks directly about the souvenir business. The larger advertisement (with a few others for some extra fun) is from the Easton Bulletin, June 1, 1888. It appears that our Mr. Martin had a prosperous business, selling all kinds of items and branching out to other types of services. Enjoy!
Until next week,
Frank T. Meninno
Curator, Easton Historical Society and Museum