Tuesday, June 16, 2015

page 11 -- Dr. W.E. Snyder, Temperance Coffee Rooms, Demorest

updated 11 March 2016
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W.E. Snyder, Dentist

Hartford CT
A "temperance coffee room" was a part of a movement, as evidenced by this article from the Journal of Social Science, 1886-7 digitized on archive.org:







"Novelty
Beauty and Fashion
MAISON DEMOREST
--agencies everywhere--
RELIABLE PATTERNS
in sizes
Illustrated and Described"
Pages 102 and 83 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection have more cards and information on Maison Demorest.

The Google Books reference below discusses the origins of W. Jennings Demorest's publications:





Demorest's Family Magazine gives one a good idea of the flavor of American society in the late 19th century. You may download an entire issue (approximately 98MB, no preview) from Feb 1899, v. 35 no.3 here.




William Jennings Demorest had quite the career. He even branded a line of sewing machines and 










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