ARMY OF WOMEN CHASE ELIGIBLE MEN IN WASHINGTON, DC
Lafayette Daily Journal, Lafayette, Indiana
Wednesday, January 2, 1878
Amusing report: “One of the most fearful and wonderful sights of the capital is the vast army of women and widows who have found their way here for husbands. Senators and Congressmen are rated as top targets.”
This scarce Midwestern newspaper also conatains a front page report from San Francisco on the “Production of the Precious Metals.” Wells, Fargo & Co.’s statement in California and the Far West shows the amount of gold and silver production–still very impressive in 1878, some thirty years after the start of the California Gold Rush.
4 pages, fine condition. Check out the incredible illustrated advertisements–they really give a “feel” of the 1870s in Middle America.