That man had it going on at 18, he’s a catch in today’s world.
My guy doesn’t have any sheep, I’m jealous now.
This is telling. Note the emphasis paid to his assets which would ensure food, safety and security first. Curious how he made out.
I’m looking for a fine maiden to ghost after a fortnight.
As an aside, “spinster” during that time period often meant the mid-20s at most. So this guy was looking for an older woman, yes, but *probably* not drastically older than 26/27.
I would marry him. Imagine a 18 year old guy like that. 🙂
“I believe in Andy Johnson, the star spangled banner and the 4th of July”. Translation: Confederate spinsters need not apply.
“Present for a virtuous duration, not a prolonged duration.”
“Am 6 feet tall.”
I’m calling malarkey. Aroostook County and teeth are mutually exclusive.
Huge difference between 18 yo kids then vs today! I hope it worked out well for him!
Chance for a Spinster. At 18. 😳
Back when 18 year olds could afford a house. Now I know why it was called the good old days.
Old school? . Some poor sap put out a wanted add in our local paper ( Globe Gazette North Iowa) That said: Wanted a female of child bearing age, best part is it was 2019 or so and not 1919.
He had me at hoop skirts.
No dick pic though.
Wasn’t this in a movie? It looks really familiar!
Would it be possible to find out who made this and how it went for him? Come on reddit, I believe in you!
Same story different day.
Does he have Kik or Snap tho
Not gonna lie, had me at buckwheat.
Average life expectancy then was about 40 years old so18 years old at that time was all grown up and then some. I’m sure he didn’t suspect millions of people in the future reading his ad with the help of instantaneous, invisible beams of energy. Wonder how he made out.
Damn. Same bro! 😆😆😆
all paid for with a part time milk delivery job after school.
I hope you got there son.
Who’s Andy Johnson?
That’s crazy! Kinda young to be looking for a spinster. Although, 18 was borderline old to be starting a family.
Around these parts, our potatoes are Skookum.
“But I don’t know how to do it.” There’s your problem getting a lady.
“But I don’t know how to do it and I’m hoping you can show me how”
I absolutely *love* this! My favorite line was *That’s what’s the matter with me.*
He buying hoopskirts? Sign me tf up
Raise hell and praise dale before it was a thing.
“My buckwheat looks first rate” has got to become a new euphemism.
First-rate Buckwheat and the Bully Potatatos was the name of my high school ska band
Too bad he’s not still available.
I need an update!!! What happened to this man??!! Do he find somebody to buy waterfalls for? I desperately hope so
I’m going to steal that. It’s public domain, right?
He had me at good teeth
10/10 I’d marry him
Gosh, if I were younger and in 1865 I’d have wrote a letter to the paper asking for this fellas whereabouts.
If r/Tinder existed in the 1800s
Why did I read this in Dwight Schrute’s voice?
When he says he’s “taken up a state lot” does he mean he bought it?
He’d be considered middle aged. Life expectancy was only around 40 years old in the 1860s. I’d be fucked, I’m 34 and only just feel like I’ve only just got on my feet in life.
It’s NOT Tinder, idiot. It’s a newspaper clipping.
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