Check out a few samples of some old billing statements and letterheads from 19th century downtown Raleigh businesses. These days, you would be hard pressed to find any business that pays such attention to detail in producing a bill.
1874 billing statement from Edwards & Broughton, one of Raleigh’s longest running businesses. The printing company was formed 1871 by Cornelius Bryant and N.B. Broughton.
1876 stationary of Thomas Stevenson
1881 bill from Briggs Hardware, another one of Raleigh’s oldest businesses, and builder of North Carolina’s first “skyscraper” (the Briggs building was once the tallest at a whopping 4 stories).
1880 bill from W.B. & A.B. Stronach Grocers and Candy Manufacturers
Letterheads are part of the Raleigh City Museum permanent collection.