1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 15, 2020 12:40 PM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking more information on 19th century lotteries, sweepstakes, etc

    Andrew Midkiff Newbie

      I'm looking for more information on the craze for sweepstakes, lotteries, contests, etc..., especially in the mid-19th-century. I am researching the Washington Medallion Pen Company of New York City and they put these contest tickets in every box of pens. I would like to find out more about the context around these kinds of promotions, especially as used to promote products.

       

      Washington Medallion Pen Co. contest ticket, c. 1860's.