1879 Ad for “Asbestos” Liquid Paints

… And, it can be applied by the most inexperienced painter. Great news!

advertisement - June 12th, 1879
advertisement – June 12th, 1879

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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