Reed's: A Tale of the American Spirit (Mansfield, Ohio 1976)

By: Cook, Douglas

Price: $16.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean booklet without defect and a bit hard to find. Tells the story of the entrepenurial Reed family who came to Mansfield, Ohio in a booming Civil War economy and set up shop. They were still thriving when the booklet was written in 1976. What I love is that they were in the BOOK business (but also sold wallpaper and furniture) and excelled at it. Their numbers are nothing short of extraordinary -- in 1868 sales totaled $92,724.64!!!!! Eventually they moved into stationery, perfume, corsets, silk and other fashion accessories as -well. Booklet measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2", is illustrated with historic photographs, and has 48 pages.

Title: Reed's: A Tale of the American Spirit (Mansfield, Ohio 1976)

Author Name: Cook, Douglas

Categories: Booklets -- Historical, Ohioana,

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, Harlo: 1976

Binding: soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Type: 1

Seller ID: 0625

Keywords: Reed's Mansfield, Ohio. John Henry Reed Mansfield, Ohio. 19th Century Mansfield, Ohio Merchants,