10 November 2010

Help Wanted in 1899

This ad comes from the 6 May 1899 Philadelphia Inquirer, under the "male help wanted" section.

W. A. Rampley is looking for a carriage painter for his shop in York, Pa.

I'm not certain how, but Rampley is likely a relative of some shape or other to my own Rampley family from Harford County, Maryland.

This gem was discovered while looking around on the newspaper archive at GenealogyBank.