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

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

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      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.