Fancy Groceries

Receipt from the W.L. Halsey company, a "wholesale dealer in Staple & Fancy Groceries, Wines & Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco..."

The receipt is dated August 29, 1898 in Huntsville, Alabama.

Found in "New Elementary Algebra" by Charles Davies. Published by Barnes and Burr, 1865.

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  1. This business is still operating in Huntsville. Nice find!

  2. That's pretty neat! I'm from Huntsville, AL, and am surprised to see something from the area show up in your neck of the woods!

    W.L. Halsey is still in the wholesale food business in the Huntsville-area, but I doubt their bills look quite cool these days. ;-)

    (Will have to see if there's a picture of their location from the time of the bill. Didn't see one on their website.)

  3. How neat! Thanks for sharing!

  4. According to their website the building is Cool nice to see history is still living (because the grocery store is (like my joke?)).