Fine Corn Husk Mattresses

Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 7.42.19 PM.pngIn 1863, downtown Albany was home to a mattress and feather depot run by Antrim White, whose store was at 36 Green Street, and whose home was at 3 Ten Broeck St. He was also listed as an upholsterer, naturally. Imagine the comfort of a husk and palm leaf mattress, “by the ton or otherwise.” In an 1859 ad, he proclaimed “My present facilities for furnishing Matresses [sic] are superior to any house this side of New York, as I manufacture my own stock of Palm Leaf and Corn Husks, thereby greatly lessening the cost of them, which benefit I pledge myself to give to my customers. Matresses of any size and quality made at short notice. Old Matresses made over on favorable terms. Persons visiting the city will find to their advantage to call here before purchasing.”

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