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    However over the years and even with a large amount of competition Duke s tobacco company continued to grow into a large corporation In the late 1880s W Duke Sons Co published a book titled Costumes of All Nations The book was created to thank their patrons for smoking their cigarettes In the book were several dozen cards These cards showed pictures of white Anglo Saxon men and women wearing the dress of particular civilizations from all around the world The costumes ranged from a man dressed as the Great Mogul of India to a woman dressed as an African fruit gatherer However the costumes that are featured in the book are very elaborate and only represent the higher end of society in each particular culture The purpose of advertising cigarettes this way was to give the image that Duke Sons Co is an international business with customers all over the world Advertising this way also gave tobacco an exotic sense and smoker felt that they are smoking something better then just American grown tobacco Costumes of All Nations was not the only book that Duke produced in order to thank their patrons and advertise their cigarettes They also produced

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    written by Jacob A Riis in his groundbreaking 1890 work How the Other Half Lives Studies among the Tenements of New York describe a desolate corner of the urban decay that characterized New York s Lower East Side in the Eatonville and the Robert Hungerford Industrial School Date s 1888 to 1910 Location ORANGE Florida Tag s Education for blacks african americans Dr Robert Hungerford is best known for the school in Maitland Florida that was named after him however his willingness and selfless attitude in preaching education is what best characterizes the type of person he actually was Hungerford was a young white physician from Seymour Connecticut who spent a winter in Maitland Florida in hopes of bettering his health While in Maitland he became W Duke Sons Co advertises cigarettes in Costumes of All Nations Date s 1888 Location WAKE North Carolina Tag s Advertising Cigarettes After the end of the Civil War Washington Duke the founder of W Duke Sons Co returned home in order to build his tobacco and cigarette company Although a large amount of Duke s tobacco had been taken by soldiers during the war he and his family were still able to produce smoking tobacco from the harvest Despite Duke s success during the first year of selling his tobacco he quickly Unfolding Zug Island Date s 1888 to 1901 Location WAYNE Michigan Tag s Delray Zug Island Heavy Industry Salt Across West Jefferson Avenue in Delray lies the mysterious Zug Island On Google Maps it is a dark mass of land covered with heavy industry factories and black smog In person one can only view Zug Island from afar The privately owned island is off limits to the public and there is little known about what occurs on the island In contrast

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    half a mile from campus Fifty of Taylor s students attended the stump speaking led by Wake County native John Nichols who was elected Edmunds Bill Threatens White Supremacy Date s October 22 1884 Location Tag s African Americans Government Politics Race Relations The upcoming gubernatorial and legislative elections of 1884 made North Carolina Democrats unsure of the future of the white man s dominion over Negroes Whether through education disability or property rights white Democrats of North Carolina believed they had provided for their African American citizens However their work seemed to go unnoticed by its benefactors with the African American Reverend L Ferebee Living a Torn Life Date s 1882 Location Tag s Slavery African Americans African American Authors Two out of every three slave children were ripped from their mother s arms although the thirteenth amendment marked the end of slavery it did not erase the hurt and pain of the slaves that had to endure it The story of slavery and the lives of the surviving slaves still effects America today The personal recollection of their stories some years later allowed for all Americans to peer into the W Duke Sons Co advertises cigarettes in Costumes

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    Pond s Extract Co Motoring can ruin the finest skin the Pond s advertisement boasts Beauty products and motor vehicles may not seem to go hand in hand but the ever changing cultural landscape of the 1920s saw many companies addressing the needs of the new age woman In 1920 Pond s published their advertisement in the New York American Sun newspaper the product was a vanishing cream that the company Lever Bros LUX Magazine Advertisement Date s 1920 Location Hartford Connecticut Tag s Advertising Lever Bros American women Consumer Magazines As a result of industrialization and suburbanization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries there was a shift in the attitudes of people around the nation Both movements led to major social changes in America at all levels particularly among the growing middle class People were having fewer children engaging in careers that afforded heads of households higher incomes and purchasing Advertising Cookbook Sunkist Date s 1910 Location Santa Barbara California Tag s Cookbooks Advertising During the turn of the 20th century a curious artifact began to emerge on the publication scene a document known as an advertising cookbook These were published by any number of manufactures and

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    W Duke Sons Co advertises cigarettes in Costumes of All Nations Date s 1888 Location WAKE North Carolina Tag s Advertising Cigarettes After the end of the Civil War Washington Duke the founder of W Duke Sons Co returned home in order to build his tobacco and cigarette company Although a large amount of Duke s tobacco had been taken by soldiers during the war he and his family were

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    very important to her and her community so she was excited to hear all about it Luther wrote that there was so much excitement downtown because of the election and he included the African Americans in his letter stating that the blacks became so much excited that they got to fighting among themselves some for Cleveland and some for Mr Stradley It is interesting that he mentions this fact since this was one of the first elections that African Americans could vote in after the implementation of the Fifteenth Amendment yet there appears to be no friction between the whites and the African Americans Luther goes on to say that since it had rained all day this had kept some people from coming out and voting primarily the older men of the community There ended up being a two vote split between the two candidates William C Cleveland and Samuel Stradley and Luther blamed that on the fact that they lost some of their voters due to the rain Cleveland then claimed the election since he believed that the students did not have a right to vote here and says he is going to have it contested and talking of carrying it to court The people gathered also started to consider fraud on all counts since they assumed that the election should have been an easy win for Cleveland Luther wrote that he stayed at the voting site until midnight which was when everyone decided that they were not satisfied with the results and they declared Cleveland the winner This is very different from the election for governor of South Carolina that occurred two years later During that election troops were ordered to Greenville to keep the peace African Americans were also coerced to vote the democratic ticket being told

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    In an Ohio newspaper continued lynching in Tennessee overshadowed the Nashville Industrial Exposition The Tennessee Historical Society hoped that the exposition would show the future of the South and respect or a proud military history Local businesses shut down as a military and civic parade marched down the street The most popular exhibit was an exotic Egyptian mummy display and a collection Senator Morton of Indianapolis Speaks Out about Colfax Riot Date s September 23 1874 Location MARION Indiana Tag s African Americans Crime Violence Politics Senator Oliver P Morton of Indianapolis gave a speech in Indianapolis referring to The White League and the violence that goes on in southern states Morton said The White League not only exists in Louisiana but in other Southern States The White League or the Order of the Pale Faces was a pre Ku Klux Klan group that terrorized freedmen and white Unionists Morton s statement illustrates Counterfeit Money in the South Date s September 24 1874 Location PAGE Virginia Tag s Economy Government Law On September 24 1874 the Page Courier Newspaper reported to the citizens of Page County Virginia that a new counterfeit 50 cent bill was in circulation The Dangerous Counterfeit was described to readers in great detail The news paper stated that on the back right upper corner Act March 3d 1863 the 6 is reversed The colored silk line in the genuine are not in the counterfeit The Jefferson Davis Responds to the Gibson County Massacre Date s September 2 1874 Location SHELBY Tennessee Tag s African Americans Crime Violence Race Relations On September 2 1874 former President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis delivered a speech in Memphis Tennessee denouncing a massacre of sixteen black men a week prior in Trenton TN The massacre was committed on August 26

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    Mayoral Election Date s September 15 1874 Location Tag s Elections Politics African Americans On September 15 1874 Luther Roe wrote a letter to his soon to be betrothed Mary Yet in this letter he did not just talk of his affection for her or his most recent social engagements he wrote of something that caused the most excitement that has been here since the war He was writing to

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