By Hilda Parks, BECHS Volunteer
Wondering what to buy your loved ones this Christmas? How about a cracker jar or a gold fountain pen. Those are gifts advertised in The Free Press in 1900. A Victorla or a Hoover were suggested gifts in the 1920’s.
Studying the newspaper for Christmas gifts in 1860 would have given you no ideas. But you would learn you could purchase Bragg’s Arctic Liniment [sic] or Wright’s India Vegetable Pills for your mid-winter aches and pains.