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THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY

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July 20, 1871

Broadside 187- .R9 BOX, Special Collections, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

A Commission House Was Advertised

This printed form letter, addressed to R. McGavoch, of Max Meadow, in Wythe County, announced that A. B. Rucker, of Lynchburg, was selling food and tobacco from his store. In particular this notice was intended to alert farmers that he would offer good prices on produce sold on consignment in his store. This arrangement offers an interesting view of a forerunner of today's supermarket grocery stores.