The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Newspaper Carrier’s New Year’s Greetings, 1866
Newspaper subscribers were gifted with the New Year’s greetings by their carriers. The tradition started in late 1860s through the turn of the 20th century. It was an opportunity for the printers to show off their craft and for carriers to remind people to tip them around the holidays. The Greetings themselves consisted mostly of bad poetry.