George L. Reed
George L. Reed

Information on this page is from History of Rensselaer Co., New York by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published in 1880.

GEORGE L. REED. Among the enterprises of Nassau, that of card-printing has grown into large proportions and become a well-defined business. One of the leading men in this pursuit is Mr. George L. Reed, a native of that village, born March 5, 1856.

Having learned the art of printing, at the age of twenty Mr. Reed started an office on his own account, running four presses and giving employment constantly to several men. Commencing with small capital, by perseverance, personal attention to his work, liberal advertising in papers throughout the country, Mr. Reed is now a prosperous and successful specimen Young American.

In his business he uses some twenty styles of type and fifty of cards, plain and ornamental, with constant additions of new varieties. No less than four millions of cards are printed and sold from this house annually. Six thousand dollars he pays annually for advertising.

So thoroughly is Mr. Reed's fine work made known through the press, that he is in constant daily receipt of orders from all the States and Territories and the Canadas, and he also receives orders from France, England, Russia, Sweden, China, and Japan. The orders are always accompanied with pay for the work, by money-orders, bills, fractional currency, coin, and postage-stamps. It is a pleasure to note the success of a young man of industrious habits, correct deportment, and honorable bearing among his fellow townsmen.

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