Worcester Saleswoman’s Dummies
Prospectus for The History and Romance of Crime. London: The Grolier Society, between 1870 and 1899.
In an exceedingly rare instance of survival, this book canvassing kit has tucked into it the script -- titled “Canvass on The History” – intended to be used by the door-to-door salesman (or woman, in this case). The History and Romance of Crime is one of a several salesman’s dummies used by Mrs. M.E. Waite of Worcester. Tucked into the dummies are business correspondence with publishers, subscription slips, blank forms.