Reading an Advertisement
Step 1 of 2: Look at the Gaslight Advertisement.
Advertisements are a valuable primary source for information about the past. Show students the advertisement for “The Albo-Carbon Light” from the 1886 Newark City Directory (a city directory is similar to a modern phone book, but existed before people had telephones). Try analyzing this advertisement! (This interactive is adapted from our American Stories curriculum. See the complete gaslight advertisement lesson plan.)