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Shop ‘Till You Drop: A History of Shopping in Virginia

Saturday, November 29, 10:30am12:00pm
Virginia Historical Society
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Waitt GlassSpend Small Business Saturday exploring the history of shopping in Virginia. We’ll examine a 1622 Virginia Company of London broadside, eighteenth-century ship cargo lists, nineteenth-century tobacco advertisements, twentieth-century mail-order catalogs, and other items that document 400 years of consumer spending in the commonwealth.  

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