Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Sower Jr.’

August 26

Of Christopher Sower, Jr. of Germantown, Pennsylvania, who died upon this day in 1784, the historian Isaiah Thomas said, “No medicines could be esteemed effectual, unless procured at Sower’s apothecary shop; no almanac, unless published by him, could be correct in time and weather; no newspaper promulgated truth but Christopher Sower’s German Gazette.” Thomas might [...]

March 19

Advertising in the Federal Gazette of Baltimore on this date in 1812, Samuel Sower, typefounder, and grandson of the earlier founder, Christopher Sower, stated that he was “ready to execute orders for sizes from diamond to French canon, including music, script, and German text.” The tenth son of the second Christopher Sower, Samuel had originally [...]