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Thursday, October 27, 2011
The 1884 Browns Open Their Home Season
I've mentioned the advertising war between the Maroons and the Browns and have shown some examples of the ads they were running in the Globe-Democrat. The above ad ran in the Globe on May 1, 1884 and is a nice example of the extent to which the two clubs were going to as far as advertising is concerned. This was a big ad and took up half a column. It wasn't as big as the ad the Maroons ran when they opened the season but it's larger than anything I've ever seen the Browns run before.