The Lonely Hearts of Yesterday: Love & Mischief in 19th Century Personal Ads
By Planet Explorers
Published: May 9, 2012.
Personal advertisements have been around as long as newspapers themselves. If you're curious about what a "matrimonial ad" from the 1800s looked like, this is your book. 19th and early 20th century matrimonial advertisements--along with newspaper stories about romantic advertising adventures gone awry--will lighten your mood and reveal the unchanging optimism of men and women searching for love.