Have gun, will subscribe…

Boy, magazine premiums sure have changed since the 1880s. The E.C. Rideout Company’s ad in the December 24, 1881 edition of Harper’s Weekly mentions their promotional campaign offering a free Blue Jacket revolver with every paid $2.00 subscription to Household Guest Magazine.

I think the last magazine I subscribed to sent me a pocket calendar.

Blue Jacket revolver

Household Guest Magazine

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