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East End Press (Richmond 1928)

August 3, 2009 6:20 am by

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I recently stumbled upon Vol.1 No.5 of the East End Press, dated June 15, 1928. Published by A.H.Friar of 515 North 24th Street, this free 4-page monthly is chock full of fascinating detail such as info about the upcoming Garden and Porch Contest sponsored by the Church Hill Garden Club, the latest on John Deeming of 2219 M Street, and a full listing of all of the businesses in the East End Business Directory (including 3 places to get fresh meats and “fancy groceries”).

I can’t find anything online about the East End Press. Given the tenuous nature of free papers and the looming Great Depression, it couldn’t have lasted much longer. Does anyone know anything about this paper?

I’ll be posting pieces of the paper over the course of the week, kicking off today with the very interesting Personal and Social column. This runs down the right side of the front page and is continued on page 4:

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