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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Workday Wednesday: Bicycles for Selling Newspaper Subscriptions

In 1896, children could win bicycles by working for the Nashville newspaper The American. To get a bicycle, a child had to get fifty subscribers for the newspaper. A child who got at least six subscribers was given a watch.

My great-grandfather's older sister Florence Gatlin was one of the children that earned a bicycle. She was  13 ½ years old at the time.

Nashville American, 28 April 1896, page 5

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