Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Triumph of Genius! False mustaches, magic babies, rubber cravats and the “kurious” mail order catalog of George Blackie & Co.

Sometime midway through the administration of Rutherford B. Hayes, one might out of understandable curiosity have opened the small “Kurious” pamphlet from George Blackie & Co. to read, We have done a large and increasing trade through the mails for … Continue reading

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