Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Mr. Allen is informing his customers that he is London trained as a
Stay-Maker and is advertising turned stays, jumps, packthread and bone stays as one would expect. An unusual item in the list of his stays/products is "Gazzets" a term that need further research and study. Since it is in the list of stay items, is it a type of stay? A children's item? A fashion flash in the pan? Uniquely New England? A search of the Old Bailey does not return any results.

Boston Evening Post, September 28, 1772

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