Wanted Ads (1877-1922)

Description

This collection contains a selection of "Wanted" ads printed in New Brunswick newspapers from 1877 to 1922. These clippings were collected by Scarlet and Black researcher Caitlin Wiesner. These advertisements were used to analyze labor and race in the chapter "In the Shadow of Old Queens: African American Life and Labors in New Brunswick from the End of Slavery to the Industrial Era" in our book Scarlet and Black, Volume 2: Constructing Race and Gender at Rutgers, 1865-1945.


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WANTED—COLORED WAITER MAN
Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—COLORED WAITER MAN, MUST understand his business and come well recommended. Apply at Palmer House."

WANTED—TWO GOOD COLORED GIRLS, cook and nurse
Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—TWO GOOD COLORED GIRLS, cook and nurse. Best recommendations required. Address X, Home News Office."

WANTED—A COLORED GIRL for general housework
Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—A COLORED GIRL for general housework, to sleep home. Thomas Stevens, United States Hotel"