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How much for that Bladder of Snuff…?

Over at Slate.com Rebecca Onion has a delightful post offering the following:

What Things Cost in an American Country Store in 1836

At the risk of giving everything away from the above article I’m going to…oh hell, give everything away. ┬áHere you go:

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You still should check out the article to find out where this list comes from and why it was made (As noted in the question, this was intended as an aid to potential businessmen who were interested in setting up a full stock for a store).

Fascinating, fascinating stuff.