Thanks to a friend and colleague I got this great advertisement for the Syracuse Book Bindery of Jacob H. Miller. The ad is from 1867 and promotes services of all kinds in the "best manner, on short notice, and at low rates." I wonder how they managed it.
|Syracuse Book Bindery of Jacob H. Miller, ca. 1867.|
|Good, cheap, or fast. You can really only have 2 of those.|
Below a view of another bindery... from the 1850s, the site of the Jerry Rescue that was part of Syracuse's abolitionist past. The location of this building is about 2 blocks away and more typical of the architecture of the time. The buildings name gives pause - perhaps an earlier location of our bindery?
|The Jerry Rescue Building was located in Clinton Square|
on the corner of Clinton Street and Water Street.
From the Syracuse Historic Walking Tour pages.