Christmas Greetings from Manchester and Dodds

“It is the desire of everyone at this time to make somebody else happy by presenting him with a nice gift of some kind.”  We imagine the same to be true today, so we’ve posted the following ad for Manchester & Dodds from the December 17, 1908 Skidmore New Era.  (Click for a larger version.)

Christmas Greetings. It is the desire of everyone at this tiem to make somebody else happy by presenting him with a nice gift of some kind. We would like to make a few suggestions of gifts that are nice and useful and that would be appreciated by anyone. Silverware: There are always suitable presents to be found in the Silverware line. Knives and Forks, Table, Dessert and Tea Spoons, Sugar Shells, Butter Knives, Pickle Forks, Gravy Ladles, Carving Sets and Souvenir Spoons. For the Boys: A nice Coaster Sled; one without any nails, screws, rivets; or anythign in the runner to keep it from running perfectly free and smooth. Or a pair good Ice or Roller Skates, Air Rifle, Shot Guns, Pocket Knives, Saddles, Etc. For Father, Mother, Husband or Wife: There is noting better to give Father or Mother, Husband or wife than a nice easy chair. We have an extra large line of chairs of all kinds on hand now, ranging in price from $1.00 to $16.00. Nice Golden Oak Sewing Chairs, Reed Rockers of all kinds, large roomy Arm Chairs, and the big All Oak, Genuine Leather Covered Sleepy Hollow Rocker. This chair is a sure cure for that tired feeling. For The Whole Family: And if you want something for the family, big, little, old and young, something that will furnish entertainment for them the year round, that will play any instrument or any kind of music you want, and play it better than any one you know, buy an Edison Phonograph and make the long, dull winter evenings seem short and pleasant. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year, we are Very respectfully yours, Manchester & Dodds.

[Click to enlarge] From the December 17, 1908 Skidmore New Era, we bring you Christmas greetings from Manchester & Dodds.