Wanted: a Sober Man, Without Family

February 27th, 1857
February 27th, 1857

Know any sober gardeners in the area? If so, in 1857, the could have earned $200 per year, with room and board. Good Hope Hill is an area in, what is today, Anacostia. It was later the location of the German Orphan Home.

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  • John Reilly

    Wow, right before the war.

  • Sheila

    I found a Charles V Gordon in the 1880 Census who was a Real Estate Agent. He was 58 in 1880 so that made him about 22 when this was listed.