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Archive: December 2021 (4 Posts)

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Silver Pickle Dishes, Wax Dolls, and Handcrafted Calendars: the 100-Year-Old Gift Guide

Posted by: Sasha Dowdy

It’s December, and that means that many of us get to give and receive gifts. And the right gift can really add to that holiday magic! I investigated what gifts people may have given each other a hundred years ago by looking at historical newspapers in the Library’s Chronicling America database. Let’s take a look! …