A New Bonnet at a Reasonable Price

Advertisement for millinery in Skidmore, Missouri by Mrs. Ray Strickler in April 1922. Text of ad follows.
Ad for millinery in Skidmore, Missouri by Mrs. Ray Strickler (Laura Ashbrook) from the April 6, 1922 Skidmore News, page 10.

Ad reads, “Millinery in Skidmore. The Ladies, Misses, and Children of Skidmore and vicinity will be interested to learn that it will be possible to satisfy that longing for a new ‘bonnet’ at a reasonable price without going away from home. A complete assortment of trimmed hats for the fair sex, all ages, will be ready for inspection first door north of News office, Dr. Russell’s old stand, the latter part of this week. Mrs. Ray Strickler.”

Alas, despite Mrs. Strickler’s best efforts, the hats were not to be, as we learn from this announcement in the April 13, 1922 Skidmore News, page 1:

Mrs. Ray Strickler is very sorry to announce that the line of millinery goods advertised in last week’s News was found, when received, to be of inferior quality and not suited to the demands of the trade here, and that she has returned them to the wholesaler.

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