My how times have changed... as well as prices and use of the English language! I couldn't help but chuckle while I browsed the old want ads in the Boston Daily Globe.
All of these are from various editions that were published in the month of January, 1901.
See What $800 Buys
40-acre farm, horse, cow, wagon, harness, hay, plow, barrow, small tools, good land, fruit, wood, water, good comfortable house and barn; milk comes to Boston; only 45 mile out, 2 miles to town, 12 miles to city; $800 part cash; can show 35-acre farm $650, 40-acre farm $700, 45-acres $700, same trip. P.F. Leland, 113 Devonshire st.
To Let -Tenements, 3 and 4 rooms, $2.25 and $2.50 per week; also 5 and 6 rooms, $3.75 per week; one minute to Washington st. L.B. Abbott, 17 Valentine st, Roxbury.
Teeth Extracted positively without pain, 25 cents, cleaning teeth 25 cents, fillings 25 cents, all dental work half usual price. New York Dental Rooms, 7 Tremont row; office always open.
IT CURES ANY PILES, NO KNIFE, NO PAIN is caused. Jellison's Cocaine Ointment cure is painless and prompt. It never fails, 25 cents. Sample free of druggists, or at Jellison's Pharmacy, Haymarket Sq. Boston
HYPNOTISM taught by mail, send $3 and I will guarantee the results; testimonials. Prof Auelli, Barre, VT
Portland to Liverpool, SS Vancouver, Jan 18; SS Dominion, Jan 27; saloon $52.50, second cabin $35, third class $23.50. Apply company's office, 103 State st.
Recruits Wanted - for the U.S. Marine corps; able-bodied, unmarried men, between the ages of 21 and 35 years, who are citizens of the United States, or have legally declared their intention to become such; must be from 5 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 1 inch in "hight"; of good character, and be able to speak, read and write English; pay from $13 to $44 per month, rations, clothing and medical attendance free; promotion sure to worthy men; pension for long service and for disability. Apply at No. 98 Court st, Boston; 45 Merrimac st, Lowell; 10 Central sq, Lynn; 240 1/2 Front st, Worcester, Mass or at marine barracks, Newport, R.I.
Experienced pamphlet and circular folders. Apply at once, The Boston Mailing Co, 60 India st
NEAT SMALL BOY, good reader, to travel out of city with blind man, $7 a week and expenses; large boys or men not wanted. Nashville house, 17 Cambridge st.
WANTED - A light young lady of gymnastic ability. P 44, Globe office.
THE CARE of an insane patient; a man and wife who has had experience; strictly temperate and having the best of references.
WANTED - 30 girls to work on fancy straw hats, must be quick with the needle. Apply 20 Chauncy st; Jameson & Son.
WANTED - A man who can sell a good thing. Call before 12. Room 27, 5 Park sq.
WANTED - Boy to learn drug business. R.D. Morris, 898 Dudley st, Roxbury.