Personals: Missing Wife, Dyspepsia, and Cure Your Cocaine Habit

How odd are these old personal ads. I suspect you can imagine some of these on Craigslist today. I’m especially intrigued by the first and last ones. How bizarre. These are from the 1880s, printed in The Evening Star.

personal advertisements
personal advertisements

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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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  • Bedfordite

    I delivered the Evening Star when it went out of business. I should have read the classifieds!