▼ Refine Your Categories ▼

Click a term to refine your current search.

Resource Type

Language

Social Tags

: all » Public addresses

Organization

City

Country

Province Or State

: all » Rhode Island
More options
[×]

Social Tags

: Public addresses
[×]

Province Or State

: Rhode Island

Category: Public addresses, Rhode Island

1 result

Results

Center for Digital Initiatives Box A, Brown University Providence, RI 02912 About This Collection Carriers' addresses were published by newspapers, usually on January 1, and distributed in the United States for more than two centuries. The custom originated in England and was introduced here during colonial times. The newsboys delivered these greetings in verse each New Year's Day and the customers understood that a tip was expected. The poems, often anonymous, describe the events of the past year, locally, regionally, and nationally, and end with a request for a gratuity for the faithful carrier. Often the poem referred to the carrier's diligence and hardships during winter weather.

0
♥ 1
245 reads