May 1865 Advertisements

Advertisements in a Plymouth, North Carolina, newspaper, celebrate the return of peace — and of consumer goods from the North. With the end of the blockade, Southern merchants were once again able to import goods from the North and Europe.

As you read, consider where in North Carolina these goods were offered for sale. Northeastern North Carolina had been under Union control for most of the war, and so merchants there might have had advantages in buying northern goods. At the same time, the region around Plymouth had seen a great deal of fighting during the war.


Advertisement for new spring goods, from The Old Flag

New Spring Goods.

A new and large stock of dry goods, groceries, fancy articles , &c., Purchased expressly for the wants of the people of this section, will be OPENED IN A FEW DAYS
AT THE STORE OF J. B. CHESSON,
WHERE WILL BE FOUND CALICOES, GINGHAMS, MUSLINS, DELAINES, LAWNS, DIAPERS, MOURNING GOODS,
CAMBRICS, MOSQUITO NETTINGS, COTTON CARDS, PATENT MEDICINES, SPOOL COTTON,
PINS and NEEDLES, &c. TOGETHER WITH Coffee, Suger, Salt, Plows, Axes, Chains, Hoes, Tobacco, Snuff, Lard, Butter, Fruits, Flavoring Extracts, Perfumery, Combs, Buttons, AND OTHER ARTICLES TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION.

Plymouth, N. C., May 19, 1856.

 

 

 


"Eating House," clipping from The Old Flag newspaper.Eating House.

Meals:

BREAKFAST from 7 to 9 A. M.
DINNER from 12 to 2 P. M.
SUPPER from 5 to 7 P. M.

PRICE OF MEALS:
Breakfast 75 cents. Dinner One Dollar. Supper 75 cts.

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                    Saloon in the Mary Lee House.
                    WM. RANKIN
, Proprietor.

                    Plymouth, N. C., May 19, 1865.


"Amos Pettiford's Variety Store & Barber Shop," clipping of advertisement in The Old Flag, published in May 1865.Variety Store & Barber's Shop.

AMOS PETTIFORD respectfully gives notice that he has opened a Store on Water Street, near Quartermaster's Stable, where he will keep constantly on hand a full supply of CAKES, CANDY, EGGS, LEMONADE, CIGARS, SNUFF and TOBACCO.

Mr. P. has also fitted up a Barber's Shop where he will be happy to wait on all who will give him their
                    patronage.

                    EXPRESS BUSINESS. — Mr. P. will also attend to
                    all kinds of Express work, and will convey goods
                    to any part of the town.
                    MASON WORK of all kinds will be promptly
                    attended to, by leaving your orders with me.

                    Plymouth, N. C., May 19, 1865.


New store! New goods.

A Fresh Stock of Goods, fresh from New York, kept constantly on hand, which will be sold at the Lowest Market Rates, for CASH or COUNTRY PRODUCE. Call and see my stock of Prints, Crockery, Medicines, Lawns, Tin Ware, Candies, Sheetings, Ploughs, Knives, DeLaines, Shevels, Flour, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Yankee Notions, Perfumeries, Glass and Nails, Sugar & Coffee, Clothing, Hoes, &c., &c.

In order to promote trade, I will take in exchange for Goods, N. C. BANK NOTES, COTTON, SHINGLES, STAVES, BEES-WAX, FLAX-SEED, TURPENTINE &c.

                    PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL, BEFORE PURCHASING
                    ELSEWHERE.

                    S. R. DICKERSON.
                    Plymouth, N. C., May 19, 1865.


Shoemaking.

HARROLD & FRANCES respectfully give notice to the citizens of this and surrounding counties, that they are now prepared to do all kinds of BOOT or SHOE MAKING, in the best and most satisfactory manner. Heeling, Tapping, and all kinds of Repairing done at short notice. Please give us a call. Store on WATER STREET, opposite the Quartermaster's Stables.

WM. FRANCES.
GEO. T. HARROLD

                    Plymouth, N. C., May 19, 1865.


Source Citation: 

"[The Front Page.]"The Old Flag, May 19, 1865. 

 

Credit text

The Old Flag (Plymouth, N.C.), Vol. 1 No. 2, May 26, 1865, p. 1.