Honiss, 22 State St.

Honiss, 22 State St. Hartford Connecticut

Stock #: 45181
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Hartford
State: Connecticut (CT)
County: Hartford
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Honiss opened in 1845 when women wore hoop skirts, bustles, petticoats, corsets, cotton stockings, buttoned shoes, frilled cotton drawers. They did the cleaning, washing, ironing, raised big families went to church Sundays and were too busy to be sick... Men wore whiskers Nug hats, ascot ties, red flannel underwear, chopped wood, bathed once a weel drank 104 whiskey, 5l beer rode bicycles and buggies, went in for politics, worked 12 hrs. a day and lived to a ripe old age... Stoves burned coal oil lamps, carried everything from a needle to a plow, trusted everybody - never took inventory, placed orders for goods a year in advance and always made money... and now Women wear silk (or no) stockings, no corsets, an ounce of underwear, have bobbed hair, smoke, paint, powder drink cocktails, play bridge, drive cars, have pet dogs and go in for politics .... Men have high blood pressure - wear no hats, little hair, shave their whiskers play golf, bathe twice a day, never go to bed the same day they get up, are misunderstood at home, play the stock market, ride in aeroplanes, drink poison work five hours a day, play ten and die young. Stores have electric lights, cash registers and elevators but never have what the customer wants, trust nobody, take inventory daily, never buy in advance, have overhead, markup, markdowns, goota budget, advertising, stock control, annual and semi-annual sales, end of month and anniversary sale dollar day - founders day, Rummage Sales, Economy days and never make any money ... Copyrighted 1937 by Honiss Oyster House Co., Inc., Famous for their sea foods. Known from Coast to Coast Seafood Specialist visit our famous dining room. The above sketch shows the exact location of Honiss's Shellfish Specialists established 1845.