train advertisement - December 17th, 1877

Steamship From Georgetown to Philadelphia and Points North

Back in the 1870s, you could take a steamship from Georgetown all the way to Philadelphia, or even up to Boston. Below is an advertisement for Clyde’s New Express Line (not related to Clyde’s the restaurant chain) printed in the Evening Star on December 17th, 1877.

train advertisement - December 17th, 1877
train advertisement – December 17th, 1877

Source: Library of Congress

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